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Lion One Extends the URW3 Lode, a Key Component of The 500 Zone Feeder, with Several Bonanza-Grade Drill Intercepts at Its Tuvatu Gold Mine, Fiji

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 18, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has produced additional bonanza-grade drilling intercepts and expanded the Deep Feeder Zone 500 by increasing the vertical extent of the URW3 Lode by at least 180 m at its high-grade Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project in Fiji.

The results from these holes confirm a significant increase in the vertical extension and continuity of the URW3 mineralized zone, which occurs on the western margin and as part of the high-grade feeder zone. The new drill intercepts, in conjunction with results from the previously drilled TUG-138 drill hole, correspond to a significant increase in grade with depth, as numerous bonanza-grade intercepts return gold assay values ranging from 100-800 g/t gold. Additionally, this drilling confirms an increase in the vertical extent of this distinct portion of the 500 zone feeder by at least 180 m. The high-grade feeder zone remains open at depth.

Overall, the drill results reported here are consistent with a persistent, substantial upside being realized at Tuvatu resulting from the aggressive deep drilling adopted by the company since the initial discovery of the deep feeder zone by hole TUDDH-500, in July of 2020.

Highlights:

An increase of at least 180 m in the vertical extent of the URW3 lode as defined by bonanza grade intercepts

Multiple high-grade intercepts including from TUG-149 including 12.89 g/t Au over 12.9 m from 254.4 m, 84.61 g/t Au over 3.9 m from 318.6 m, and 48.65 g/t Au over 5.4 m from 423.3 m

Definition of a new portion of deep, high-grade feeder material that is separate from, and parallel to, the high-grade zone previously defined by TUG-141/TUDDH-601/TUDDH-608

Select high-grade intercepts

Hole IDFrom (m)To (m)Intercept
(m)
Au g/t
TUG-149254.4267.312.912.89
including259.2259.50.3134.97
318.6322.53.984.61
including321.3321.60.3536.50
321.6321.90.3530.60
423.3428.75.448.65
including426.0426.30.3802.47
TUDDH-613529.0529.30.3108.52
TUDDH-616624.2631.77.59.43
including624.2626.62.412.11
and627.2628.71.523.59
which includes627.5627.80.363.86

Technical advisor to the Company, Dr. Quinton Hennigh commented: This drilling is leading us closer and closer to the main conduits of this remarkable high-grade gold system. Without question, URW3 is turning into a big branch of the ‘tree.’ The junction between it and the rest of the 500 Zone looks like it forms a pipe, perhaps the one that has allowed mineralizing fluids to flow upwards. If we chase this down with further drilling, I think it could lead us to parts of the system in which considerable gold was deposited. We must keep drilling.

Drill holes TUDDH-613 and 616, and TUG-149 were designed to follow up the previously announced discovery of the very high-grade zone of Au mineralization discovered by hole TUG-141 (Read June 6, 2022 News Release), and subsequently followed up by holes TUDDH-601 (Read August 15, 2022 News Release), and TUDDH-608 (Read Nov. 7, 2022 News Release). Holes TUG-149, TUDDH-613, and TUDDH-616 all intersected a distinct zone, located approximately 60 m to the west of the TUG-141 structural corridor, that corresponds to the down-dip projection of the URW3 lode (Figure 1). The substantial bonanza-grade intercepts (Figure 2) in these drill holes, along with the high-grade intercepts in a previously reported hole TUG-138 (Read June 6, 2022 News Release) of 23.14 g/t Au over 3.0 m including 118.6 g/t Au over 0.3 m, collectively define a significant vertical extension to URW3 of at least 180 m.

Sr. Vice-President of Exploration, Sergio Cattalani states: “This is yet another major advance in our continuing efforts to follow and delineate what is increasingly understood to be the principal high-grade feeder at Tuvatu. While we believe we are rapidly defining major portions of the feeder structures, we are also confident that we are in no way near its base. This feeder is developing into a bonanza-grade zone defined by multiple major channel-ways that appear to coalesce. With the TUG-141/TUDDH-601/608 zone, and now the URW3 zone, we have at least two, distinct but likely interconnected corridors of continuous high-grade mineralization to follow up. We’re just getting started…

Figure 1 below represents a 15 m thick longitudinal section along the dip-extent of the URW3 lode, and illustrates the effect of TUG-149, TUDDH-613, and TUDDH-616 on what appears to be the downward extension of this important structure. The TUDDH-613 and TUDDH-616 traces are relatively short because the holes are oblique to the section. TUG-149 appears as a longer continuous trace as it remained at a very low angle to the dip of the URW3 lode. This is also reflected by the long interval of 12.9m of 12.89 g/t Au from 254.4-267.3m depth. TUG-138 (red diamonds) was a pre-existing hole, but in light of the most recent drill results, is now interpreted to also form part of the downward extension of the URW3 lode.



Figure 1. Longitudinal section, 15 m in thickness in the plane of the URW3 lode (striking N007°, dipping -79°SE). Red dots represent new intercepts reported here; Red diamonds represent intercepts previously reported by hole TUG-138. Photos of selected intercepts above in Figure 2.

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Figure 2: Plate A: ladder-style vein at low angle to core axis, TUG-149: 251.4m, 35.36 g/t Au; Plate B: close-up view of mineralization consisting of euhedral pyrite and sphalerite in a matrix consisting of a very fine mixture of silica and dark brown pyrite, TUG-149: 259.5m, 134.97 g/t Au; Plate C: coarse VG on edge of quartz-pyrite veinlet, TUG-149: 321.6m, 536.5 g/t Au; Plate D: very coarse VG in quartz-pyrite veinlet, TUG-149: 426.1m, 802.5 g/t Au; Plate E: ladder-style quartz-pyrite vein, TUDDH-616: 605.5m, 17.10 g/t Au; Plate F: edge of dark silica-pyrite hydrothermal breccia vein, TUDDH-616: 615.5m, 24.89 g/t Au; Plate G: very coarse crystalline and wire VG in a vug along a quartz-pyrite vein, TUDDH-616: 627.5m, 63.86 g/t Au; Plate H: close-up view of the coarse crystalline and wire gold in same sample as Plate G, photographed using a field binocular microscope.

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Table 1: Includes the location and other information for listed DDH holes

HOLE IDEASTINGNORTHINGELEVATIONAZIMUTHDIPDEPTH (M)
TUG-14918764383920584115.1115.0-77.0in progress
TUDDH-61318762803920472286.390.0-68.0869.90
TUDDH-61618762803920472286.392.0-71.0767.70

Table 2: Drilling intervals returning >0.5 g/t Au. Intervals > 3.0 g/t Au cutoff are displayed in red. Intervals > 9.0 g/t Au or longer than 1.2 m are displayed in bold.

Hole IDFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Au g/t
TUG-149187.5188.10.60.86
208.5208.80.30.72
236.1237.00.91.85
245.4248.12.71.49
251.1252.00.913.77
including251.4251.70.335.36
254.4267.312.912.89
including255.0255.30.35.60
including255.9256.20.344.14
including256.2256.50.359.64
including256.8257.10.317.64
including257.1257.40.3T33.17
including257.4257.70.317.41
including257.7258.00.346.76
including258.0258.30.329.45
including259.2259.50.3134.97
including259.5259.80.315.90
including259.8260.10.35.86
including260.1260.40.360.19
including260.4260.70.321.32
including261.3261.60.314.55
including261.6261.90.37.95
312.0313.51.516.02
including312.6312.90.360.03
including312.9313.20.312.02
including313.2313.50.36.60
315.0315.60.61.72
318.6322.53.984.61
including318.9319.20.37.48
including321.3321.60.3536.50
including321.6321.90.3530.60
including321.9322.20.35.32
353.1353.40.30.59
359.4360.00.65.26
including359.4359.70.38.89
390.3390.60.30.53
393.6393.90.30.58
394.8395.70.90.71
401.7402.30.60.87
419.7420.00.31.93
423.3428.75.448.65
including424.8425.10.35.53
including425.1425.40.35.26
including425.7426.00.317.53
including426.0426.30.3802.47
including426.6426.90.36.31
including426.9427.20.37.05
including427.8428.10.318.01
432.3432.90.60.58
441.0441.30.39.20
486.4490.64.28.96
including487.0487.30.37.22
including487.9488.20.35.88
including488.2488.50.310.33
including489.1489.40.37.67
including489.4489.70.349.97
including489.7490.00.335.57
hole still in progress
TUDDH-61335.536.10.60.59
37.037.90.90.78
160.4161.00.61.38
452.2452.50.30.68
529.0529.30.3108.52
531.1532.00.90.82
535.6543.17.52.76
including539.8543.13.35.45
which includes540.7541.30.625.10
551.2554.23.08.39
including551.2552.10.95.02
including552.1552.70.611.67
including553.3553.90.69.36
including553.9554.20.324.54
580.0580.90.90.50
594.6596.11.50.65
627.4631.94.50.96
633.7634.00.30.71
755.0755.30.30.51
TUDDH-61636.837.70.90.70
604.6607.93.32.99
including605.2606.10.98.65
which includes605.2605.50.317.10
614.8617.62.85.73
including615.1616.41.311.55
which includes615.4615.70.324.89
618.8620.31.53.91
including618.8619.40.67.61
624.2631.77.59.43
including624.2626.62.412.11
including627.2628.71.523.59
which includes627.2627.50.337.09
and also includes627.5627.80.363.86
including629.9631.11.23.43
633.5634.71.216.76
including634.1634.70.629.54
636.5637.10.60.59

About Tuvatu
The Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project is located on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. The January 2018 mineral resource for Tuvatu as disclosed in the technical report “Technical Report and Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Tuvatu Gold Project, Republic of Fiji”, dated September 25, 2020, and prepared by Mining Associates Pty Ltd of Brisbane Qld, comprises 1,007,000 tonnes indicated at 8.50 g/t Au (274,600 oz. Au) and 1,325,000 tonnes inferred at 9.0 g/t Au (384,000 oz. Au) at a cut-off grade of 3.0 g/t Au. The technical report is available on the Lion One website at www.liononemetals.com and on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

Qualified Person
In accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43- 101”), Sergio Cattalani, P.Geo, Senior Vice President Exploration, is the Qualified Person for the Company and has reviewed and is responsible for the technical and scientific content of this news release.

QAQC Procedures
Lion One adheres to rigorous QAQC procedures above and beyond basic regulatory guidelines in conducting its sampling, drilling, testing, and analyses. The Company utilizes its own fleet of diamond drill rigs, using PQ, HQ and NQ sized drill core rods. The drill core is logged and split by Lion One personnel on site. Samples are delivered to and analyzed at the Company’s geochemical and metallurgical laboratory in Fiji. Duplicates of all samples with grades above 0.5 g/t Au are both re-assayed at Lion One’s lab and delivered to ALS Global Laboratories in Australia (ALS) for check assay determinations. All samples for all high-grade intercepts are sent to ALS for check assays. All samples are pulverized to 80% passing through 75 microns. Gold analysis is carried out using fire assay with an AA finish. Samples that have returned grades greater than 10.00 g/t Au are then re-analyzed by gravimetric method. For samples that return greater than 0.50 g/t Au, repeat fire assay runs are carried out and repeated until a result is obtained that is within 10% of the original fire assay run. Lion One’s laboratory can also assay for a range of 71 other elements through Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES), but currently focuses on a suite of 9 important pathfinder elements. All duplicate anomalous samples are sent to ALS labs in Townsville QLD and are analyzed by the same methods (Au-AA26, and Au-GRA22 where applicable). ALS also analyses 33 pathfinder elements by HF-HNO3-HClO4 acid digestion, HCl leach and ICP-AES (method ME-ICP61).

About Lion One Metals Limited
Lion One’s flagship asset is 100% owned, fully permitted high-grade Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project, located on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. Lion One envisions a low-cost high-grade underground gold mining operation at Tuvatu coupled with exciting exploration upside inside its tenements covering the entire Navilawa Caldera, an underexplored yet highly prospective 7km diameter alkaline gold system. Lion One’s CEO Walter Berukoff leads an experienced team of explorers and mine builders and has owned or operated over 20 mines in 7 countries. As the founder and former CEO of Miramar Mines, Northern Orion, and La Mancha Resources, Walter is credited with building over $3 billion of value for shareholders.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Lion One Metals Limited
Walter Berukoff“, Chairman and CEO

Contact Investor Relations
Toll Free (North America) Tel: 1-855-805-1250 Email: info@liononemetals.com
Website: www.liononemetals.com

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Lion One Intersects 17.52 g/t Gold over 23.7m in Deep Zone 500 Drilling at Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project in Fiji

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 7, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results from hole TUDDH 608 as part of its ongoing deep drill program in definition of the “500” zone. Exceptional results include 23.7 meters (m) averaging 17.52 g/t gold with a horizontal true width of 10.4m. Mineralized intervals are inclusive of several bonanza-grade intercepts. This hole is consistent with Lion One’s geological model of a robust Alkalic gold system with increasing gold grade at depth.

Highlights

A deep high-grade intercept of 17.52 g/t Au over 23.7m with 10.4m true width from TUDDH 608
Targeting intersection of TUG 141 (20.86 g/t Au over 76.9m) and TUDDH 601 (12.22 g/t Au over 54.9m)
Structural interpretation for a deep high grade feeder system taking shape in Zone 500

TUDDH 608 – select high grade intercepts

From mTo mIntercept mGrade g/t Au
594.5618.223.7017.89
594.5614.119.6021.16
596.7603.16.4042.58
596.7597.91.2085.10
599.8600.40.60108.31

Lion One Senior Vice President Exploration Sergio Cattalani commented “By drilling at a high angle across the TUG 141 (20.86 g/t gold over 76.9m) / TUDDH 601 (12.22 g/t Au over 54.9m) high-grade zone, TUDDH 608 was able to provide valuable information on the width and continuity of this zone. The outstanding results obtained of 17.52 g/t gold over 23.7m corresponds to a horizontal true width of 10.4m, which is approximately seven times the estimated average mining width, and at a grade that is nearly twice the average grade of the existing resource. The significance of this zone and its likely contribution to the increase in overall contained ounces cannot be overstated, as the extent of this zone may be much greater than previously thought. We are currently drilling several additional holes to test the possible plunge extent estimated by oriented core structural measurements. We will continue to report additional results as they become available.”

Hole TUDDH 608 (azimuth: 089°, dip: -64°), drilled from west to east, was designed drill across the high-grade zone identified in two directions by TUG 141 and TUDDH 601 (Figures 1, 2). With the completion of TUDDH 608 we can now better understand the true horizontal width and potential volume of the bonanza-grade feeder zone. The results are outstanding with 23.7m drilled width at 17.5 g/t gold, including 19.6m of 20.7 g/t gold (Figures 3-10). The horizontal true width of the zone at the drilled location is 10.4m (Figure 1). Lion One regards the confirmation of the high-grade feeder zone initially identified by TUG 141 and TUDDH 601 as transformational in that it confirms both continuity and implies extensive volume of the mineralized feeder zone below the current resource. Mineralization in TUDDH 608 extends from 594.5m to 618.2m (Table 1).

These results are part of ongoing exploration, infill, and grade-control drill programs. They complement the excellent results obtained by both the metallurgical and infill drill programs completed earlier this year and reported on October 4, 2022 Lion One Drills Exceptional High-Grade Intersections as Part of Metallurgical Drill Program, and February 23, 2022 Lion One Reports Additional High-Grade Intercepts, Completes Phase 1 Infill Drill Program at Tuvatu. The additional results from this on-going program reported here will be applied to the ongoing remodeling of the Tuvatu orebody that will inform the resource update and PEA scheduled for Q1 2023.

Lion One CEO Walter Berukoff commented “We look forward to further definition of the “Jewel box” dilatational feeder zone that we have been drilling out beneath the existing resource starting from surface at Tuvatu. This hole provides outstanding results for us as it continues to lend credence and proof-of-concept to the thesis of a deeper, very high-grade, feeder-style zone at depth. We continue to add enormous value to the mine as well as the critical exploration upside with the drill bit. We are defining what looks to be the next major high-grade discovery and world-class gold deposit right here in Fiji. We look forward to further results in very near future.”

Assay Data for TUDDH 608

Drill HoleEastingNorthingElevationAzimuthDipLength (m)
TUDDH 6081876280.43920472.4286.589-64678.1
Drill HoleFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Au (g/t)
TUDDH 60838.038.60.61.04
263.8264.40.60.79
285.1285.70.60.69
493.6493.90.33.08
503.2510.06.82.45
Including506.7507.30.610.50
511.2515.74.51.45
517.8518.10.31.09
519.3523.23.91.50
557.1557.70.69.09
Including557.1557.40.311.65
Including557.4557.70.36.52
559.2559.80.63.03
571.4572.61.29.42
Including571.4572.00.617.03
Including572.0572.60.61.80
576.5577.40.90.51
594.5618.223.717.89
Which Includes594.5614.119.621.16
Also Including596.7603.16.442.58
Including596.7597.91.285.10
Including597.9598.60.79.42
Including598.6598.90.38.38
Including598.9599.20.311.44
Including599.2599.50.36.98
Including599.5599.80.336.39
Including599.8600.40.6108.31
Including600.4600.70.321.69
Including600.7601.71.013.54
Including601.7602.20.523.21
Including602.5603.10.680.02
and603.1603.70.67.05
Including603.7604.00.311.98
Including606.0606.60.654.54
Including606.6607.20.612.00
Including607.2607.80.68.30
Including607.8608.40.629.57
Including609.3609.60.324.31
Including610.2610.80.610.85
Including610.8611.10.37.54
Including611.4612.10.745.02
Including612.1612.90.813.31
and612.9613.80.90.54
and613.8614.10.31.87
and614.1616.12.0<0.5
616.1618.22.14.26
Including616.1616.70.611.72
Including616.7617.50.81.87
Including617.5618.20.70.59
670.2670.50.31.05

Figure 1: Tuvatu Alkalic gold mine. Blue shapes are areas of known mineralization that define the current resource. Note the trifecta of holes that delineate, in 3 different orientations, the 10.4m true width of the “Jewel Box” high-grade zone (Brown =>10 g/t Au) which occurs within the larger high-grade 500 feeder zone

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Figure 2: Closer view of the lower portion of Figure 1, depicting theorientation of selected drill holes that define a coherent high-grade portion within the high-grade 500 Zone mineralization entirely below the current resource.

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Figure 3: TUDDH 608. Visible gold at 571.5m. Grade: 17.03 g/t Au

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Figure 4: TUDDH 608. Mineralized Andesite core at 596.7-597.9m. Grade: 85.41 g/t Au over 1.2m

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Figure 5: TUDDH 608. Gold-bearing mm scale veins at 599.5m. Grade: 36.39 g/t Au

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Figure 6: TUDDH 608. Gold-bearing veins at 600.5m. Grade: 21.69 g/t Au

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Figure 7: TUDDH 608. Gold-bearing mm-scale veins at 600.8m. Grade: 13.54 g/t Au

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Figure 8: TUDDH 608. Visible gold at 602.6-603.0m within mm-scale vein. Grade: 80.02 g/t Au

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Figure 9: TUDDH 608. High-grade material hosted within mm-scale ladder vein at 606.5m. Grade: 54.54 g/t Au

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Figure 10: TUDDH 608. Visible gold in cut core. Grade: 45.02 g/t Au

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Qualified Person

In accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43- 101”), Sergio Cattalani, P.Geo, Senior Vice President Exploration, is the Qualified Person for the Company and has reviewed and is responsible for the technical and scientific content of this news release.

QAQC Procedures

Lion One adheres to rigorous QAQC procedures above and beyond basic regulatory guidelines in conducting its sampling, drilling, testing, and analyses. The Company utilizes its own fleet of diamond drill rigs, using PQ, HQ and NQ sized drill core rods. Drill core is logged and split by Lion One personnel on site. Samples are delivered to and analyzed at the Company’s geochemical and metallurgical laboratory in Fiji. Duplicates of all samples with grades above 0.5 g/t Au are both re-assayed at Lion One’s lab and delivered to ALS Global Laboratories in Australia (ALS) for check assay determinations. All samples for all high-grade intercepts are sent to ALS for check assays. All samples are pulverized to 80% passing through 75 microns. Gold analysis is carried out using fire assay with an AA finish. Samples that have returned grades greater than 10.00 g/t Au are then re-analyzed by gravimetric method. For samples that return greater than 0.50 g/t Au, repeat fire assay runs are carried out and repeated until a result is obtained that is within 10% of the original fire assay run. Lion One’s laboratory can also assay for a range of 71 other elements through Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES), but currently focuses on a suite of 9 important pathfinder elements. All duplicate anomalous samples are sent to ALS labs in Townsville QLD and are analyzed by the same methods (Au-AA26, and Au-GRA22 where applicable). ALS also analyses 33 pathfinder elements by HF-HNO3-HClO4 acid digestion, HCl leach and ICP-AES (method ME-ICP61).

About Lion One Metals Limited

Lion One’s flagship asset is 100% owned, fully permitted high grade Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project, located on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. Lion One envisions a low-cost high-grade underground gold mining operation at Tuvatu coupled with exciting exploration upside inside its tenements covering the entire Navilawa Caldera, an underexplored yet highly prospective 7km diameter alkaline gold system. Lion One’s CEO Walter Berukoff leads an experienced team of explorers and mine builders and has owned or operated over 20 mines in 7 countries. As the founder and former CEO of Miramar Mines, Northern Orion, and La Mancha Resources, Walter is credited with building over $3 billion of value for shareholders.

On behalf of the Board of Directors
of Lion One Metals Limited

Walter Berukoff
Chairman and CEO

For further information
Contact Investor Relations

Toll Free (North America)
Tel: 1-855-805-1250
Email: info@liononemetals.com
Website: www.liononemetals.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This press release may contain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward looking information. Generally, forward-looking information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. This forward-looking information reflects Lion One Metals Limited’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Lion One Metals Limited and on assumptions Lion One Metals Limited believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, the actual results of exploration projects being equivalent to or better than estimated results in technical reports, assessment reports, and other geological reports or prior exploration results. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Lion One Metals Limited or its subsidiaries to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: the stage development of Lion One Metals Limited, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of current research and development or operational activities; competition; uncertainty as to patent applications and intellectual property rights; product liability and lack of insurance; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; changes in legislation, including environmental legislation, affecting mining, timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; not realizing on the potential benefits of technology; conclusions of economic evaluations; and lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals. Although Lion One Metals Limited has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Lion One Metals Limited does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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Lion One Closes C$13.36 Million “Bought Deal” Public Offering of Units

Lion One Metals, Proven and Probable

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – September 28, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced bought deal offering of 17,348,000 units (the “Units“) (including 1,108,0000 Units issued pursuant to Eight Capital and Canaccord Genuity Corp.’s (together, the “Underwriters“) partial exercise of the over-allotment option granted to the Underwriters) at a price of $0.77 per Unit for gross proceeds of $13,357,960 (the “Offering“).

Each Unit consists of a common share of the Company (each, a “Common Share“) and one-half (1/2) of one common share purchase warrant (each whole common share warrant, a “Warrant“) to purchase a Common Share at a price of $1.05 for a period of 36 months following the closing date of the Offering. In the event that the volume weighted average trading price of the Common Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSX-V“), or such other principal exchange on which the Common Shares are then trading, is greater than $1.75 for a period of twenty consecutive trading days at any time after the closing of the Offering, the Company may accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants by giving written notice to the holder thereof and in such case the Warrants will expire on the 30th day after the date on which such notice is given by the Company.

Pursuant to the Offering the Company issued 1,040,880 compensation warrants (the “Compensation Warrants“) to the Underwriters. Each Compensation Warrant is exercisable to purchase a Common Share at a price of $0.77 for a period of 36 months following the closing date of the Offering.

The net proceeds from the Offering will be used for exploration and development of the Company’s Tuvatu Gold Project.

The Offering was made by way of prospectus supplement dated September 22, 2022 (the “Prospectus Supplement“) to the Company’s base shelf prospectus dated May 13, 2022. Distribution of the Units issued pursuant to the Offering was insufficient to meet the TSX-V’s requirements for the listing of the Warrants so the Company has accordingly not applied to list the Warrants on the TSX-V.

About Lion One Metals Limited

Lion One’s flagship asset is 100% owned, fully permitted high grade Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project, located on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. Lion One envisions a low-cost high-grade underground gold mining operation at Tuvatu coupled with exciting exploration upside inside its tenements covering the entire Navilawa Caldera, an underexplored yet highly prospective 7km diameter alkaline gold system. Lion One’s CEO Walter Berukoff leads an experienced team of explorers and mine builders and has owned or operated over 20 mines in 7 countries. As the founder and former CEO of Miramar Mines, Northern Orion, and La Mancha Resources, Walter is credited with building over $3 billion of value for shareholders.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of
Lion One Metals Limited
Walter Berukoff
Chairman and CEO

For further information
Contact Investor Relations
Toll Free (North America) Tel: 1-855-805-1250
Email: info@liononemetals.com
Website: www.liononemetals.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This press release may contain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking information. Generally, forward-looking information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. This forward-looking information reflects Lion One Metals Limited’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Lion One Metals Limited and on assumptions Lion One Metals Limited believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, the actual results of exploration projects being equivalent to or better than estimated results in technical reports, assessment reports, and other geological reports or prior exploration results. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Lion One Metals Limited or its subsidiaries to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: the use of proceeds from the Offering, the stage development of Lion One Metals Limited, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of current research and development or operational activities; competition; uncertainty as to patent applications and intellectual property rights; product liability and lack of insurance; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; changes in legislation, including environmental legislation, affecting mining, timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; not realizing on the potential benefits of technology; conclusions of economic evaluations; and lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals. Although Lion One Metals Limited has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Lion One Metals Limited does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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Lion One & the Curse of Rich Projects

Bob Moriarty
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Aug 19, 2022

Lion One (LIO-V) came out with a press release in early June that shot the shares from $1.04 to $1.67 in less than a week. Obviously the results were excellent. Most of the people who read it appreciated it for what it was. One of the clowns who posts on CEO.CA maintained that the company was only finding high-grade but narrow intercepts and didn’t believe it could be put into production.

So I posted a piece on June 7th and showed Mr. Doom and Gloom a map of Fiji showing the seven million ounces of production from the Vatukoula gold mine only forty km to the North East. The deposits might as well be identical. Same age, same grades and thickness, same type deposit.

The uptick didn’t last long. The shares came off their high and dropped to a low of $1.17 in early July before climbing a little. Gold shares seem to have lost their luster. Right now it really looks like everyone hates gold and gold shares.

That is wonderful news for investors.

But first I want to talk about something that I have been tempted to discuss in one or more of the interviews I have been doing lately. It doesn’t have anything to do with investing but it’s a lifestyle change I learned almost fifty years ago when I worked at Electronic Data Systems. That’s the company that made Ross Perot a billionaire.

EDS made Perot a billionaire within two weeks of the company going public in 1968. He was the first of the billionaires created by taking a company public. When Perot took EDS public only three people made over $1 million. Perot, his secretary and his number 2 man. The company that created the largest number of millionaires was Microsoft. Anyone working there for over five years had picked up enough options by 2000 to be a millionaire. So Perot made the least number of rich employees and Bill Gates made the most.

Perot was a squid; he attended the Naval Academy and served as a line officer in the Navy before leaving the service and going to work with IBM in 1957 selling mainframe computers. In 1962 he formed EDS that made his fortune for him. Perot actually never operated a computer and never wrote a line of code. But he did understand the potential of the machine.

EDS hired me in 1971. We all went through training in Dallas before launching off to whatever contracts EDS had providing computer services. Perot came up with a lot of interesting approaches to life.

The most valuable to me was the concept of how to get a lot of things done. A lot of people who actually believe they are organized will make a list of things they want to do and figure out when it will be convenient to do them.

Don’t ever do things when they are convenient. You will never accomplish very much.

Do things when they are inconvenient.

And the more inconvenient the better. That sounds counter intuitive much like investing in stocks when people hate them but it actually works in real life in both cases.

You see, no matter what you want to do, a lot of the time, in fact most of the time; it’s just inconvenient to do something. There are a lot more inconvenient times to do things than convenient times. So you will accomplish a lot more by doing them when they are a pain in the ass to do. They might never become convenient.

Lion One announced another set of great assays at their Tuvatu Gold mine in Fiji on the 12th of August. Since then the shares have dropped 16%. That’s simply nuts or the assays did nothing more than create a liquidity event. Tuvatu is 100% owned with no NSR.

Lion One came out with a 43-101 back in June of 2014 showing slightly over 910,000 ounces of gold at a 1.0-gram cutoff. They have done a lot of drilling and intercepts since. Remember their neighbor 40 km away has already produced seven million ounces of gold and has another four million identified.

But rich projects require a lot of money and a lot of time to advance. Lion One is drilling for expansion of their resource at the same time they are doing mine planning for their mill scheduled to be into production in Q4 of 2023.

Lion One is my biggest single position. I have an average cost of $1.18 and as of today it trades at $1.16. But I only know half a dozen stocks that have the market cap potential of Lion One and it is by far the cheapest in relative terms. The company has excellent management and technical team. They have their own lab on site supporting the six drill rigs turning.

Lion One is an advertiser. I am a shareholder and just as biased as I can be so do your own due diligence.

Lion One Metals
LIO-V $1.16 (Aug 18, 2022)
LOMLF OTCQX 156.4 million shares
Lion One website

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Bob Moriarty
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Lion One Announces Extension of Tuvatu Mine Lease to 2035

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North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – August 8, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) announces that the Government of Fiji has granted an extension of the Tuvatu Mining Lease (SML 62) for an additional 10 year term renewable on Feb. 28, 2035.

SML 62 is the Company’s cornerstone permit enabling Lion One to build mining and milling operations at Tuvatu, forming part of its 100% owned, high-grade Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project, located 24km from Fiji’s International Airport in Nadi.

In an official ceremony attended by over 300 dignitaries at Tuvatu yesterday, Lion One CEO Walter Berukoff thanked Fiji’s Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, the Mineral Resource Department, and Lion One’s Chief Operating Patrick Hickey, commenting, “I am proud to say that it is with great elation that the Government of Fiji has renewed our special mining lease for the Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project for another ten years. This lease extension sends a clear message to the world that Fiji continues to be open to public markets which can access critical capital to enable responsible mining projects to be built. Responsible mining will enhance the local socio-economic conditions for all Fijians. To date, we have invested over $140 million into the local economy.”

The development of Tuvatu is guided by Lion One Chief Operating Officer Patrick Hickey, an accomplished engineer with extensive executive-level experience in mine building roles for companies such as Newmont Mining Corporation and Kinross Gold Corp. across Africa, Asia, and North America. Mr. Hickey leads a management team of nine and staff that includes some of the most skilled and experienced exploration and underground mining experts in the South Pacific. Under Mr. Hickey’s leadership, the Company has ramped up its mining development activities at Tuvatu. There are six active drill rigs, an Exploration decline measuring over one kilometre in length, and a fully operational on-site analytical sampling laboratory at production levels threefold from earlier this year.

Mr. Hickey commented, “We very pleased to have been granted this extension after the rigorous assessment process that factored not only the geological and economic potential of Tuvatu, but our environmental risk management strategy, and local landowners and community relationships. This milestone demonstrates the tremendous support the Fiji Government has for both Lion One and its mining industry as we continue our commitment to the communities that we operate in to provide direct employment opportunities and peripheral economic stimulus.”

About Lion One Metals Limited

Lion One’s flagship asset is 100% owned, fully permitted high grade Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project, located on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. Lion One envisions a low-cost high-grade underground gold mining operation at Tuvatu coupled with exciting exploration upside inside its tenements covering the entire Navilawa Caldera, an underexplored yet highly prospective 7km diameter alkaline gold system. Lion One’s CEO Walter Berukoff leads an experienced team of explorers and mine builders and has owned or operated over 20 mines in 7 countries. As the founder and former CEO of Miramar Mines, Northern Orion, and La Mancha Resources, Walter is credited with building over $3 billion of value for shareholders.

Photo 1: Patrick Hickey and Walter Berukoff at Tuvatu ceremony

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Figure 1: Tuvatu Project area

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Qualified Person

In accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”), Patrick Hickey, P. Eng., Lion One’s Chief Operating Officer, is the Qualified Person for the Company and has reviewed and is responsible for the content of this news release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of
Lion One Metals Limited
Walter Berukoff
Chairman and CEO

For further information
Contact Investor Relations
Toll Free (North America) Tel: 1-855-805-1250
Email: info@liononemetals.com
Website: www.liononemetals.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This press release may contain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward looking information. Generally, forward-looking information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. This forward-looking information reflects Lion One Metals Limited’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Lion One Metals Limited and on assumptions Lion One Metals Limited believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, the actual results of exploration projects being equivalent to or better than estimated results in technical reports, assessment reports, and other geological reports or prior exploration results. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance, or achievements of Lion One Metals Limited or its subsidiaries to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: the stage development of Lion One Metals Limited, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of current research and development or operational activities; competition; uncertainty as to patent applications and intellectual property rights; product liability and lack of insurance; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; changes in legislation, including environmental legislation, affecting mining, timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; not realizing on the potential benefits of technology; conclusions of economic evaluations; and lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals. Although Lion One Metals Limited has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Lion One Metals Limited does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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Lion One Hits Bigly

I have been waiting for a couple of years to write this story. For years Lion One has been my biggest holding because the story is so simple to understand. I’ve written half a dozen pieces on the company and the last one I wrote was seven months ago. I called it, Buying Lion One is like Stealing. And few listened. The shares were $.97 at the time. Between then and now the stock has barely edged higher in spite of excellent results such as their May 31 press release showing 584 grams of gold per tonne over 0.30 meters.

I love the chat boards. You get to see just how stupid some people can be in their failed attempts to look smart. Here is what someone said on the CEO.CA Lion One board in response on May 31st.

@NabtaPlayaEgypt Tuvatu continues to be restricted to returning very narrow (1/3 meter average) high grade shoots which unless such systems are spaced relatively close en-echelon, may not be economic to mine. At the rate that drilling returns are coming in, that it could take another 2-3 years minimum to create a significant resource update.

Someone wrote me privately and asked what I thought about the comment. Here is how he posted my response.

@WisGuy1 BM response: “Absolute rubbish. There is a similar mine a stone’s throw away that has produced millions of ounces of gold of similar grade and thickness.”

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Investing in Lion One at a profit is about as difficult as learning how to fall off a bike. If you can handle that, you can make money on Lion One, because there is an identical age and grade alkaline deposit located about 40 km to the Northeast called the Vatukoula Gold mine. In production from 1932 the Vatukoula mine has produced over seven million ounces of gold and shows a resource of an additional four million ounces.

The deposits are identical in age, grade and type of deposit. So anyone saying you can’t mine a 584-gram intercept of gold over 0.30 meters is blowing smoke.

Alkaline deposits tend to be big. Lion One’s Tuvatu project can easily be as big as Vatukoula. But to satisfy the doubting Thomas of the world Lion One released a world class intercept on June 6, 2022 showing 75.9 meters of 20.86 g/t gold. That’s a 1583 gram/meter hole similar to the home run first hole of Newfound Gold in 2020 with 19.0 meters of 92.86 g/t gold giving a 1764 gram/meter hole.

Lion One is fully permitted to go into production. They built their own assay lab and it is run to industry standards so assays that might take 2-3 months in Canada take 2-3 days in Fiji. Lion One plans on production to begin in Q3/Q4 of 2023.

Lion One has a current 43-101 showing just over 910,000 ounces of gold at an average of 5.61 g/t to 5.8 g/t. I had a short conversation with Wally Berukoff about the production plans. He is shooting for annual numbers of around 100,000 ounces of gold. That is pretty much the magic number. The market will not take any company seriously below that number.

Because of silly Covid restrictions put in by the government of Australia and Fiji, Lion One has been pretty much delayed for two years. The stock hit a high of $2.67 in July of 2020 based on excellent results before drifting lower to a low a month ago of $.88. I’ll stand by every word I said in my piece from November of last year. Buying Lion One is like stealing. They have the goods.

Wally realized the project could not be run remotely from Perth so last year he put in a brilliant on site team in Fiji. If you watch this video, I think you will agree with me in saying that this is one of the most professional teams I have ever seen in twenty years.

Currently the company has about $34 million in cash in the treasury. They have six drills turning with two more on order. The incredible latest hole shows they have tapped into a feeder pipe. They will continue to drill to upgrade and increase the near surface gold resource for near term production but I expect them to pincushion the feeder to determine all its limits.

The worst thing that can happen to any stock is for shareholders to become bored. Once they do, they bail out at the first opportunity to break even. While the stock going up 17.5% on the news with over two million shares trading on the news, I suspect that was a lot of weak hands selling. Look for a couple of quiet days without a lot of price movement and then for the shares to go higher, perhaps much higher. The incredible results of the past two years tell me the high of $2.67 will be revisited soon. Lion One is still cheap.

Until the news of the incredible latest intercept hit the market my personal shares have been underwater for most of the last two years. My average price was $1.18 and it took this news to bring me into profit. But I have believed this story since I first heard it and continued to add to my position as the price dropped. I have never sold a single share and right now I am really glad.

Lion One is an advertiser. I love the company; I love the management and the team that Wally has put together. It will be a mine. It will be profitable and it will be a hell of a lot bigger than anyone imagines today. I expect majors will be sniffing around soon wanting to pick up a piece of it while it’s still cheap. That isn’t going to last long. As with the case of Newfound Gold, intercepts similar to this do not occur in a vacuum. There will be more record-breaking hits in the future.

I own shares and have participated in PPs in the past and will in the future. I am biased so do your own due diligence.

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Lion One Discovers Major New Gold Feeder Structure – 20.86 G/t Au over 75.9 Meters at Depth Beneath the Current Resource at Tuvatu, Fiji

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – June 6, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is delighted to announce the discovery of a major new feeder structure at its Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project in Fiji. Hole TUG-141, targeting a complex network of high-grade structures called the 500 Zone, has encountered the longest high-grade intercept yet recorded at Tuvatu, 20.86 g/t Au over 75.9m, including 43.62 g/t Au over 30.0m which includes 90.35 g/t Au over 7.2m. The new discovery is located at depth beneath the current resource fully within the permit boundaries of the Tuvatu mining lease.

High-grade intercepts from TUG-141 include:

  • 20.86 g/t Au over 75.9m from 443.4-519.3m
  • including 35.25 g/t Au over 37.5m from 471.3-508.8m
  • including 43.62 g/t Au over 30.0m from 477.6-507.6m
  • including 90.35 g/t Au over 7.2m from 494.4-501.6m
  • and notable individual high-grade assay intervals including:

– 138.15 g/t Au over 0.30m from 450.9-451.2m

– 396.16 g/t Au over 0.30m from 479.1-479.4m

– 103.54 g/t Au over 0.30m from 498.6-498.9m

– 340.07 g/t Au over 0.30m from 498.9-499.2m

– 600.42 g/t Au over 0.30m from 499.5-499.8m

– 244.37 g/t Au over 0.30m from 502.5- 503.1m

– 230.18 g/t Au over 0.30m from 507.3-507.6m

– 105.58 g/t Au over 0.30m from 518.7-519.0m

Lion One CEO, Walter Berukoff, stated: “Like the initial discovery of the high-grade 500 Zone drilled two years ago, I believe this new robust high-grade gold feeder mineralization encountered by hole TUG-141 represents a substantial discovery for Lion One. The notable high grades and continuity of mineralization of this intercept demonstrate Tuvatu’s potential to become a large-scale, high-grade underground gold mine. I have long encouraged our team to find that “gold room” at Tuvatu, and hole TUG-141 leads me to believe they have found it. We have only to look at other notable large alkaline Au deposits as direct analogues to better understand what this latest discovery tells us, and it is clear that the discovery of a major high-grade feeder such as this should be viewed as very promising. I am confident that Tuvatu will one day fall in the ranks of notable multi-million ounce Au deposits such as Porgera and Vatukoula. I commend our team on this truly outstanding discovery and I look forward to continued successful execution of both our exploration strategy to realize growth at Tuvatu and our development strategy targeting the commencement of gold production in the second half of 2023.”

Lion One Senior VP of Exploration, Sergio Cattalani, commented: “The mineralized intercepts reported by TUG-141 represent a highly significant development. The grades and continuity observed by the intercepts in hole TUG-141 are of a magnitude not previously documented at Tuvatu, and highlights the largely untapped potential of this deposit. The significance of having identified what may be a new principal feeder conduit for Tuvatu confirms the model that has driven this deep exploration program since the discovery of hole TUDDH-500 in July 2020. Our immediate priority is to follow up of this significant discovery with additional drilling in what remains a relatively poorly drilled portion of the Tuvatu system. Lion One, is now more than ever, convinced of the potential of Tuvatu to become a prominent, multi-million ounce Au deposit at the top of the Au grade distribution worldwide.”

Lion One Technical Advisor, Quinton Hennigh, commented: “Alkaline gold systems tend to be deep-rooted and very structurally complex. Exploring them can be analogous to drilling a tree from the top down. In the shallow part of the system, one finds the upper “branches,” or gold-bearing lodes, but as exploration persists to depth, bigger and bigger “branches,” or lodes, are encountered ultimately leading to the “trunk,” the feeder. The way this remarkable discovery at Tuvatu has unfolded is quite similar to the experience at Porgera, where after approximately ten years of diligent drilling, the high-grade Romane Fault Zone was discovered beneath a myriad of smaller lodes. What is most exciting about this discovery is that now that we have a clear idea where the deep fluid-tapping conduit of this system is located, we can effectively chase it to depth, and alkaline gold systems are known to persist to great depths, sometimes as deep as 2 km. Considering this intercept is only approximately 500m below surface, this discovery is wide open for growth at depth.”

TUG-141 was drilled in the area between modelled 500 Zone lodes 500A, 500C and 500F (Figure 1) where it intersected continuous high-grade Au mineralization grading 20.86 g/t Au over 75.9m that is predominantly hosted by intensely altered, fractured and brecciated andesite. The highest grade core of this zone is characterized by hydrothermal breccia displaying extreme silicification, potassic alteration and sulfidation with regular occurrences of visible gold (Figure 2). In addition, the presence of abundant roscoelite (a vanadium mica mineral) is very encouraging and is a mineral synonymous with the high-grade zones of world-class alkali gold systems such as Cripple Creek in Colorado and Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Some fragments within portions of this breccia are visibly milled, or rounded, indicating vigorous fluid flow. Observations of fracture patterns and textures ranging from incipient and in-situ to full-on brecciation (Figure 2) point to this zone being a dilational breccia that likely formed along a major structural intersection where stresses were being released at the time of mineralization. Rapid depressurisation accompanying seismic movement along such a dilational zone would allow rapid ascent of hydrothermal fluids resulting in silicification, K-metasomatism, sulfidation and rapid precipitation of Au. Textures of minerals observed in veins and open spaces is consistent with a rapid depositional regime.

Lion One is concurrently undertaking a two-pronged exploration drill campaign: 1) shallow infill drilling to enhance definition of its current resource in preparation for mine planning, and 2) deep drilling focussed on better understanding the geometry and extent of the underlying high-grade feeder network. As part of the latter program, hole TUG-141 targeted the upper portion of the 500 Zone at depths between approximately 450-550m where it is projected to connect with the base of lodes making up the Inferred resource. As discussed above, TUG-141 drilled into a very wide and exceptionally high-grade zone, 20.86 g/t Au over 75.9m, cored by hydrothermal breccia (Figure 2). Such a zone of extreme fracturing and brecciation has never before been observed at Tuvatu. It is significant to note that the bulk of this mineralized interval is hosted within andesite rather than by intrusive monzonite, the typical host rock for many lodes at Tuvatu. The significance of this observation has yet to be determined.

Furthermore, it is also notable that the nearest drill holes to TUG-141 are TUG-135 (70m below), TUG-136 (45m to the E), and TUG-138 (60m to the W), indicating that there is considerable space for a substantial increase in the ultimate size of the feeder conduit. All three of these holes have returned previously reported bonanza grade mineralization, similar in tenor and texture to that in TUG-141, including:

24.92 g/t Au over 3.70m from 415.7-419.4m in hole TUG-135 including 159.3 g/t Au over 0.30m;

87.83 g/t Au over 1.5m from 445.1-446.6m in hole TUG-136 including 108.41 g/t Au over 0.60m;

and 23.14 g/t Au over 3.0m from 571.5-574.5m in hole TUG-138 including 118.6 g/t Au over 0.30m.

The area remains open at depth. This target has now become of utmost importance for follow up drilling.

In addition to the impressive intercept of 20.86 g/t Au over 75.9m discussed above, hole TUG-141 encountered numerous other significant mineralized intercepts both above and below this interval including:

Above the high-grade intercept

  • 3.93 g/t Au over 5.7m from 101.7-107.4m including 12.17 g/t Au over 0.30m
  • 4.48 g/t Au over 10.2m from 109.8-120.0m including 38.27 g/t Au over 0.30m
  • 10.98 g/t Au over 1.5m from 291.3-292.8m including 17.20 g/t Au over 0.60m
  • 5.63 g/t Au over 19.2m from 311.7-330.9m including 20.50 g/t Au over 3.00m from 322.2-325.2m, which includes 71.01 g/t Au over 0.30m and 13.75 g/t Au over 0.60m
  • 3.33 g/t Au over 4.50m from 366.3-370.8m including 7.40 g/t Au over 1.20m
  • 11.38 g/t Au over 2.1m from 380.7-382.8m including 22.30 g/t Au over 0.90m
  • 1.97 g/t Au over 13.5m from 391.8-405.3m including 15.25 g/t Au over 0.30m
  • 2.82 g/t Au over 3.90m from 425.1-429.0m including 8.47 g/t Au over 0.30m

Below the high-grade intercept

  • 3.08 g/t Au over 1.50m from 524.1-525.6m including 7.50 g/t Au over 0.30m

In aggregate, all mineralized intercepts reported from hole TUG-141 total 1,909 g/t Au-meters.

Complete results, received to date, from hole TUG-141 are summarized below in Table 1. This is the first drill hole in this part of the Tuvatu alkaline gold system, and as such, orientation and true thicknesses of mineralized intercepts discussed above are not known at this time. Further drilling is required to better understand this new discovery. At the time of writing, hole TUG-141 is still being drilled, and is currently >600m in depth with other mineralised structures yet to be assayed.



Figure 1. Plan view (upper) and vertical section looking E (lower) of the trace of TUG-141 and selected drill holes relative to the 500 Zone lodes modeled to date. TUG-141 was drilled from underground along the Tuvatu exploration decline. The traces of known lodes UR2 and UR4, and modelled lodes of the 500 Zone feeder are shown in red.

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Figure 2. Compilation of photographs from TUG-141. (A) Abundant visible gold grains (0.2-2mm) in highly altered potassium metasomatized groundmass and roscoelite. (B) Visible gold (~2mm grains) associated with coarse pyrite in a silicified breccia. (C & D) Intensely silicified and pyritized andesite with microfractures of visible gold (~0.5mm grains).

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Figure 2 (continued). (E) Vuggy breccia with coarse pyrite and silicified-sulfidized ground mass. Breccia clasts are angular to sub-rounded. (F) Coarse pyrite breccia with silicified-sulfidized ground mass. (G) Network fracture stockwork ~1-5mm veins with two generations of pyrite. The clasts are highly altered silicified andesite, with the veins containing quartz-pyrite. (H) Network fracture stockwork veins at multiple angles, with intense silicification, quartz-carbonate infill and pyrite.

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Mineralization is observed as two generations of pyrite; an earlier bright euhedral pyrite that forms coarse crystals in the core of the veins and breccia, and a darker brownish, spongy pyrite that typically forms extremely fine-grained encrustations or overgrowths on earlier pyrite and wallrock fragments, as well as lining the edges of most veins (Figure 2). Quartz occurs commonly as bluish grey, amorphous to locally colloform silica. Open space vuggy textures are common, as are visible gold grains. Highest grades (up to 600 g/t Au) appear to be associated with an interval of intense pervasive silicification and sulfidation by up to 30% or more extremely fine-grained pyrite developed throughout the host rock, giving the rock an overall massive chocolate brown appearance (Figure 2). The intensity of replacement suggests this is a zone of very high and sustained fluid flux.

Table 1: Table showing all drilling intervals returning >0.5 g/t Au for hole TUG-141. Intervals > 3.0 g/t Au, which is the cutoff grade used for the current resource, are shown in red, and intervals >9.0 g/t Au, which is the average grade of the resource, are bolded.

Sample IDFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Grade (g/t Au)
TUG0858471.7720.30.96
TUG08535101.71020.33.96
TUG08536102102.30.312.17
TUG08537102.3102.60.35.35
TUG08538102.6102.90.31.42
TUG08539102.9103.20.33.09
TUG08541103.5103.80.31.19
TUG08542103.8104.10.38.64
TUG08543104.1104.40.37.67
TUG08544104.4104.70.37.56
TUG08545104.71050.37.90
TUG08546105105.30.33.53
TUG08548105.6105.90.30.60
TUG08549105.9106.50.64.83
TUG08452107.1107.40.31.42
TUG08456109.8110.10.315.41
TUG08457110.1110.40.30.74
TUG08458110.4110.70.31.12
TUG08459110.71110.35.28
TUG08460111111.30.30.80
TUG08462111.6111.90.32.66
TUG08463111.9112.20.31.45
TUG08464112.2112.50.31.22
TUG08466112.5112.80.31.50
TUG08467112.8113.10.32.67
TUG08468113.1113.40.33.47
TUG08469113.4113.70.32.92
TUG08470113.71140.32.93
TUG08471114114.30.38.74
TUG08473114.6114.90.37.36
TUG08474114.9115.50.60.90
TUG08475115.5115.80.37.20
TUG08476115.8116.10.33.14
TUG08477116.1116.40.30.92
TUG08479116.71170.33.62
TUG08481117117.30.315.85
TUG08482117.3117.60.32.06
TUG08483117.6117.90.31.95
TUG08484117.9118.20.30.58
TUG08485118.2118.50.35.51
TUG08486118.5118.80.36.35
TUG08487118.8119.10.338.27
TUG08488119.1119.40.33.02
TUG08489119.4119.70.31.41
TUG08490119.71200.32.19
TUG08494122.4122.70.31.35
TUG08946213.6213.90.32.11
TUG08947213.9214.20.30.97
TUG08948214.2214.50.33.03
TUG09446214.5214.80.30.82
TUG08949214.8215.10.31.50
TUG09401215.1215.40.31.61
TUG09402215.4215.70.31.75
TUG09407216.9217.20.33.22
TUG09408217.2217.50.30.18
TUG09409217.5217.80.30.62
TUG09423222.9223.20.30.72
TUG09432226.5226.80.31.41
TUG09444233.4233.70.31.32
TUG09445233.72340.33.13
TUG09447234234.30.36.30
TUG09448234.3234.60.32.08
TUG09529274.8275.10.30.77
TUG09536276.6276.90.30.59
TUG09540277.8278.10.30.64
TUG09566291.3291.60.314.77
TUG09567291.6291.90.34.01
TUG09568291.9292.20.316.55
TUG09569292.2292.50.317.85
TUG09570292.5292.80.31.75
TUG09582299.1299.40.32.12
TUG09583299.4299.70.31.94
TUG09584299.73000.30.63
TUG09585300300.30.31.13
TUG09586300.3300.60.30.99
TUG09587300.6300.90.30.79
TUG09588300.9301.20.34.31
TUG09591301.8302.10.31.58
TUG09594302.73030.30.92
TUG09595303303.30.30.78
TUG09605308.1308.40.31.28
TUG09614311.73120.31.35
TUG09616312312.30.32.61
TUG09617312.3312.60.30.08
TUG09619313.2313.50.34.56
TUG09620313.5313.80.33.54
TUG09621313.8314.10.32.47
TUG09622314.1314.40.31.65
TUG09625315.3315.60.31.25
TUG09626315.6315.90.37.71
TUG09628316.8317.10.30.54
TUG09629317.1317.40.32.57
TUG09631317.4317.70.31.00
TUG09633318318.30.31.42
TUG09634318.3318.60.33.11
TUG09635318.6318.90.35.42
TUG09636318.9319.20.34.25
TUG09637319.2319.50.37.68
TUG09638319.5319.80.35.78
TUG09639319.8320.10.30.85
TUG09641320.4320.70.33.19
TUG09642320.73210.33.49
TUG09643321321.30.37.93
TUG09644321.3321.60.32.40
TUG09645321.6321.90.32.04
TUG09646321.9322.20.37.42
TUG09647322.2322.50.318.75
TUG09648322.5322.80.312.75
TUG09650322.8323.10.312.55
TUG09651323.1323.40.315.64
TUG09652323.4323.70.319.67
TUG09653323.73240.313.55
TUG09654324324.30.315.18
TUG09655324.3324.60.311.27
TUG09656324.6324.90.314.62
TUG09657324.9325.20.371.01
TUG09658325.2325.50.35.61
TUG09659325.5326.40.90.60
TUG09660326.4326.70.33.97
TUG09661326.73270.34.93
TUG09662327327.30.311.64
TUG09663327.3327.60.315.86
TUG09667328.5329.40.90.98
TUG09668329.4329.70.32.77
TUG09669329.73300.32.58
TUG09670330330.30.36.51
TUG09671330.3330.60.34.28
TUG09672330.6330.90.36.21
TUG09694345.3345.60.30.60
TUG09695345.6345.90.34.62
TUG09696345.9346.20.34.07
TUG09697346.2346.50.31.76
TUG09699346.8347.10.32.13
TUG09703348.3348.60.333.25
TUG09704348.6348.90.33.52
TUG09703348.3348.60.333.25
TUG09707350.1350.40.312.62
TUG09710351.3351.60.33.20
TUG09711351.6351.90.30.51
TUG09733366.3366.60.31.26
TUG09734366.6366.90.32.37
TUG09736367.5367.80.30.80
TUG09737367.8368.10.311.02
TUG09738368.1368.40.37.96
TUG09739368.4368.70.33.68
TUG09740368.73690.36.95
TUG09741369369.30.31.82
TUG09742369.3369.60.31.29
TUG09744369.9370.20.34.11
TUG09745370.2370.50.33.89
TUG09746370.5370.80.34.54
TUG09759380.73810.32.63
TUG09760381381.60.623.15
TUG09761381.6381.90.320.60
TUG09762381.9382.20.36.13
TUG09763382.2382.50.33.37
TUG09764382.5382.80.30.64
TUG09777391.8392.10.31.08
TUG09778392.1392.40.31.08
TUG09779392.4392.70.30.89
TUG09781392.73930.30.55
TUG09783393.6393.90.30.65
TUG09784393.9394.20.30.54
TUG09785394.2394.50.32.90
TUG09786394.5394.80.32.34
TUG09787394.8395.10.33.74
TUG09788395.1395.40.32.82
TUG09789395.4395.70.31.98
TUG09790395.73960.31.55
TUG09792396.3396.60.32.25
TUG09794396.9397.20.30.44
TUG09795397.2397.50.31.78
TUG09796397.5397.80.33.20
TUG09797397.8398.10.31.27
TUG09798398.1398.40.315.27
TUG09799398.4398.70.32.96
TUG09801398.73990.35.34
TUG09802399399.30.32.38
TUG09803399.3399.60.32.93
TUG09804399.6400.50.94.00
TUG09805400.5400.80.30.68
TUG09806400.8401.10.32.41
TUG09807401.1401.40.32.06
TUG09808401.4401.70.31.61
TUG09809401.74020.31.67
TUG09811402.3402.60.31.46
TUG09812402.6402.90.30.91
TUG09814403.2403.50.33.71
TUG09817403.8404.10.30.77
TUG09819405405.30.31.56
TUG09811402.3402.60.31.40
TUG09812402.6402.90.30.95
TUG09814403.2403.50.33.57
TUG09817403.8404.10.30.83
TUG09819405405.30.31.61
TUG09824406.8407.10.32.78
TUG09827408408.30.31.21
TUG09828408.3408.60.30.72
TUG09829408.6409.20.61.14
TUG09831409.2409.50.33.27
TUG09832409.5409.80.30.90
TUG09836410.74110.31.86
TUG09837411411.30.32.11
TUG09838411.3411.60.33.40
TUG09839411.6411.90.30.70
TUG09842412.8413.10.30.93
TUG09843413.1413.40.30.76
TUG09848416.14170.90.63
TUG10354418.8419.10.30.82
TUG10355419.1419.40.30.65
TUG10360420.6420.90.30.75
TUG10361420.9421.20.31.05
TUG10362421.2421.50.31.59
TUG10363421.5421.80.31.23
TUG10367422.74230.30.68
TUG10368423423.30.30.72
TUG10373425.1425.40.32.48
TUG10374425.4425.70.32.83
TUG10375425.74260.33.52
TUG10376426426.30.33.77
TUG10377426.3426.60.38.47
TUG10378426.6426.90.31.64
TUG10379426.9427.20.31.53
TUG10381427.2427.80.64.11
TUG10382427.8428.10.31.65
TUG10383428.14290.90.86
TUG10387429.9430.20.30.72
TUG10393433.2433.50.32.04
TUG10394433.5433.80.30.85
TUG10395433.8434.10.30.76
TUG10408440.4440.70.32.36
TUG10413443.1443.40.31.02
TUG10414443.4443.70.36.82
TUG10417444.9445.20.317.94
TUG10418445.2445.50.35.83
TUG10423447447.30.31.16
TUG10425448.2448.50.34.54
TUG10426448.5448.80.30.76
TUG10428450450.30.34.94
TUG10429450.3450.60.31.53
TUG10431450.6450.90.30.97
TUG10432450.9451.20.3138.15
TUG10434451.5451.80.30.76
TUG10435451.8452.10.31.25
TUG10436452.1452.40.31.35
TUG10438452.74530.31.65
TUG10439453453.30.34.70
TUG10440453.3453.60.32.57
TUG10441453.6453.90.34.99
TUG10444454.8455.10.314.02
TUG10445455.1455.40.32.07
TUG10446455.4455.70.31.09
TUG10447455.74560.31.28
TUG10448456456.30.32.55
TUG10453459460.21.21.14
TUG10454460.2460.80.61.00
TUG10455460.84621.21.74
TUG10456462462.30.31.28
TUG10457462.3462.60.324.98
TUG10458462.6462.90.387.13
TUG10459462.9463.80.911.34
TUG10461464.44650.60.67
TUG10463465.9466.20.30.91
TUG10464466.2466.50.31.36
TUG10466466.5466.80.31.27
TUG10467466.8467.10.31.28
TUG10468467.1467.40.33.79
TUG10469467.4467.70.320.93
TUG10470467.74680.320.64
TUG10471468468.30.319.40
TUG10473468.6468.90.33.46
TUG10474468.9469.20.32.78
TUG10475469.2469.50.32.10
TUG10482471.3471.60.30.81
TUG10483471.6471.90.31.03
TUG10484471.9472.20.36.72
TUG10485472.2472.50.30.88
TUG10486472.5472.80.31.45
TUG10487472.8473.10.39.05
TUG10488473.1473.40.31.35
TUG10490473.74740.30.48
TUG10492474.3474.60.30.78
TUG10493474.6474.90.31.37
TUG10494474.9475.20.31.43
TUG10496475.5475.80.31.67
TUG10497475.84771.21.80
TUG10498477477.60.62.64
TUG10500477.6477.90.393.49
TUG10501477.9478.20.31.01
TUG10502478.2478.50.334.17
TUG10503478.5478.80.394.57
TUG10504478.8479.10.335.04
TUG10505479.1479.40.3396.16
TUG10506479.4479.70.325.06
TUG10507479.74800.37.09
TUG10508480480.30.34.06
TUG10509480.3480.60.331.63
TUG10510480.6480.90.35.3
TUG10511480.9481.20.3114.95
TUG10512481.2481.50.31.90
TUG10513481.5481.80.30.83
TUG10514481.8482.10.39.99
TUG10516482.1482.40.30.71
TUG10517482.4482.70.36.64
TUG10518482.74830.36.05
TUG10519483483.30.36.64
TUG10520483.3483.60.32.47
TUG10521483.6483.90.30.93
TUG10522483.9484.20.35.15
TUG10523484.2484.50.310.90
TUG10524484.5484.80.314.76
TUG10525484.8485.10.320.24
TUG10526485.1485.40.321.93
TUG10527485.4485.70.320.79
TUG10528485.74860.332.89
TUG10529486486.30.316.13
TUG10531486.3486.60.32.55
TUG10532486.6486.90.313.04
TUG10533486.9487.20.35.42
TUG10534487.2487.50.33.95
TUG10535487.5487.80.34.89
TUG10536487.8488.10.34.24
TUG10537488.1488.40.34.41
TUG10538488.4488.70.35.21
TUG10539488.74890.31.80
TUG10540489489.30.316.42
TUG10541489.3489.60.37.17
TUG10542489.6489.90.36.47
TUG10543489.9490.20.34.07
TUG10544490.2490.50.34.75
TUG10545490.5490.80.34.86
TUG10546490.8491.10.37.13
TUG10547491.1491.40.311.64
TUG10548491.4491.70.335.68
TUG10549491.74920.322.53
TUG10551492492.30.310.72
TUG10552492.3492.60.325.23
TUG10553492.6492.90.316.77
TUG10554492.9493.20.320.86
TUG10555493.2493.50.323.61
TUG10556493.5493.80.35.85
TUG10557493.8494.10.36.41
TUG10558494.1494.40.34.25
TUG10559494.4494.70.336.13
TUG10560494.74950.319.66
TUG10561495495.30.372.65
TUG10562495.3495.60.3241.21
TUG10563495.6495.90.331.77
TUG10564495.9496.20.351.52
TUG10566496.2496.50.325.17
TUG10567496.5496.80.3100.35
TUG10568496.8497.10.312.86
TUG10569497.1497.40.34.68
TUG10570497.4497.70.333.81
TUG10571497.74980.337.11
TUG10572498498.30.320.74
TUG10573498.3498.60.326.29
TUG10574498.6498.90.3103.54
TUG10575498.9499.20.3340.07
TUG10576499.2499.50.3269.25
TUG10577499.5499.80.3600.42
TUG10578499.8500.10.373.02
TUG10579500.1500.40.313.41
TUG10581500.4500.70.31.85
TUG10582500.7501.30.613.32
TUG10583501.3501.60.326.54
TUG10584501.6501.90.39.04
TUG10585501.9502.20.34.79
TUG10586502.2502.50.33.93
TUG10587502.5502.80.3126.85
TUG10588502.8503.10.3361.90
TUG10589503.1503.40.31.95
TUG10590503.4503.70.33.27
TUG10591503.75040.332.78
TUG10592504504.30.323.63
TUG10596505.2505.50.38.07
TUG10598505.8506.10.318.51
TUG10599506.1506.40.353.78
TUG10602506.75070.37.50
TUG10604507.3507.60.3234.39
TUG10605507.6507.90.32.22
TUG10606507.9508.80.90.58
TUG10612510.3510.60.33.37
TUG10613510.6510.90.31.32
TUG10614510.9511.20.35.53
TUG10616511.2511.50.324.91
TUG10617511.5511.80.364.47
TUG10618511.8512.10.372.56
TUG10619512.1512.40.313.35
TUG10620512.4512.70.32.08
TUG10621512.75130.31.59
TUG10622513513.30.30.74
TUG10623513.3513.60.30.94
TUG10624513.6513.90.30.53
TUG10625513.9514.20.31.17
TUG10626514.2514.50.323.17
TUG10627514.5514.80.30.85
TUG10628514.8515.10.32.39
TUG10629515.1515.40.31.03
TUG10631515.4515.70.30.83
TUG10632515.75160.31.74
TUG10633516516.30.33.50
TUG10634516.3516.60.30.59
TUG10636516.9517.20.30.80
TUG10637517.2517.50.32.99
TUG10638517.5517.80.30.76
TUG10639517.8518.10.33.34
TUG10640518.1518.40.38.94
TUG10641518.4518.70.312.80
TUG10642518.75190.3105.58
TUG10643519519.30.334.42
TUG10644519.3519.60.30.55
TUG10645519.6519.90.30.80
TUG10656522.6522.90.30.59
TUG10657522.9523.20.30.88
TUG10658523.2523.50.30.76
TUG10659523.5523.80.31.09
TUG10660523.8524.10.30.61
TUG10661524.1524.40.32.11
TUG10664525525.30.35.56
TUG10666525.3525.60.37.50
TUG10667525.6525.90.30.87
TUG10668525.9526.20.30.78
TUG10693543.9544.20.30.63
TUG10695544.5544.80.30.75
TUG10696544.8545.10.30.59
TUG10699545.75460.30.81
TUG10701546546.30.30.63
TUG10702546.3546.60.30.59
TUG10706547.5547.80.30.52
TUG10719554.1554.40.30.84

Table 2: Survey details of diamond drill holes referenced in this release

Hole NoCoordinates (Fiji map grid)RLfinal depthdipazimuth
NEm(TN)
TUG-13539207591876459139.2689.4-64149
TUG-13639207591876459139.2617.4-58151
TUG-13839207591876459139.2746.4-64163
TUG-14139207591876459139.2633.0 *-55°162°

* Current depth, hole is still drilling

Qualified Person
In accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”), Sergio Cattalani, P.Geo, Senior Vice President Exploration, is the Qualified Person for the Company and has reviewed and is responsible for the technical and scientific content of this news release.

QAQC Procedures
Lion One adheres to rigorous QAQC procedures above and beyond basic regulatory guidelines in conducting its sampling, drilling, testing, and analyses. The Company utilizes its own fleet of diamond drill rigs, using PQ, HQ and NQ sized drill core rods. Drill core is logged and split by Lion One personnel on site. Samples are delivered to and analysed at the Company’s geochemical and metallurgical laboratory in Fiji. Duplicates of all samples with grades above 0.5 g/t Au are both re-assayed at Lion One’s lab and delivered to ALS Global Laboratories in Australia (ALS) for check assay determinations. All samples for all high-grade intercepts are sent to ALS for check assays. All samples are pulverized to 80% passing through 75 microns. Gold analysis is carried out using fire assay with an AA finish. Samples that have returned grades greater than 10.00 g/t Au are then re-analysed by gravimetric method. For samples that return greater than 0.50 g/t Au, repeat fire assay runs are carried out and repeated until a result is obtained that is within 10% of the original fire assay run. For samples with multiple fire assay runs, the average of duplicate runs is presented. Lion One’s laboratory can also assay for a range of 71 other elements through Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES), but currently focuses on a suite of 9 important pathfinder elements. All duplicate anomalous samples are sent to ALS labs in Townsville QLD and are analysed by the same methods (Au-AA26, and Au-GRA22 where applicable). ALS also analyses for 33 pathfinder elements by HF-HNO3-HClO4 acid digestion, HCl leach and ICP-AES (method ME-ICP61).

About Lion One Metals Limited
Lion One’s flagship asset is 100% owned, fully permitted high grade Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project, located on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. Lion One envisions a low-cost high-grade underground gold mining operation at Tuvatu coupled with exciting exploration upside inside its tenements covering the entire Navilawa Caldera, an underexplored yet highly prospective 7km diameter alkaline gold system. Lion One’s CEO Walter Berukoff leads an experienced team of explorers and mine builders and has owned or operated over 20 mines in 7 countries. As the founder and former CEO of Miramar Mines, Northern Orion, and La Mancha Resources, Walter is credited with building over $3 billion of value for shareholders.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of
Lion One Metals Limited
Walter Berukoff
Chairman and CEO

For further information
Contact Investor Relations
Toll Free (North America) Tel: 1-855-805-1250
Email: info@liononemetals.com
Website: www.liononemetals.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This press release may contain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking information. Generally, forward-looking information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. This forward-looking information reflects Lion One Metals Limited’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Lion One Metals Limited and on assumptions Lion One Metals Limited believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, the actual results of exploration projects being equivalent to or better than estimated results in technical reports, assessment reports, and other geological reports or prior exploration results. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Lion One Metals Limited or its subsidiaries to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: the stage development of Lion One Metals Limited, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of current research and development or operational activities; competition; uncertainty as to patent applications and intellectual property rights; product liability and lack of insurance; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; changes in legislation, including environmental legislation, affecting mining, timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; not realizing on the potential benefits of technology; conclusions of economic evaluations; and lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals. Although Lion One Metals Limited has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Lion One Metals Limited does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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Lion One Reports Latest Results from Its Phase 2 Infill Drill Program from Tuvatu, Fiji, Demonstrating Significant New Mineralization, Including a Bonanza Intercept of 584.07 g/t Au Over 0.30m

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – May 31, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results from ongoing infill drilling at its Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project in Fiji.

Results for the first 11 holes of Lion One’s Phase 2 infill program on Zone 5 of their fully permitted Tuvatu alkaline gold deposit are here reported. The results to date indicate significant new intercepts of high- to bonanza-grade Au mineralization that was not known to occur as part of the existing resource model. The Phase 2 infill drill program was designed to confirm the location, size, and continuity of the known mineralized lodes, in a portion of the orebody slated for early production (Figure 1A).

Top Intercepts include:

  • 18.47 g/t Au over 1.20m from 104.7-105.9m, and 584.07 g/t Au over 0.30m from 122.4-122.7m from TUDDH-586 (new)
  • 24.72 g/t Au over 0.60m from 187.4-188.0m, incl. 43.34 g/t Au over 0.30m from 187.7-188.0m from TUDDH-580 (new)
  • 25.23 g/t Au over 1.20m from 70.9-72.1m, incl. 78.02 g/t Au over 0.30m from TUG-139
  • 18.77 g/t Au over 2.10m from 118.8-120.9m, incl. 26.07 g/t Au over 1.50m from TUDDH-577
  • 11.95 g/t Au over 2.70m from 55.9-58.6m, incl. 35.91 g/t Au over 0.60m from TUDDH-578
  • 11.18 g/t Au over 1.20m from 153.5-154.7m, incl. 40.05 g/t Au over 0.30m from TUDDH-580

The mineralization reported here is considered to be a highly significant development, representing a substantive addition of Au mineralization at grades well in excess of the average resource grade, intersected at relatively shallow levels in the orebody. As a result, the new high-grade mineralization defined by the ongoing infill drill program can be expected to substantially enhance the early part the production stream and hence the immediate economic viability of Tuvatu.https://embed.fireplace.yahoo.com/embed?ctrl=Monalixa&m_id=monalixa&m_mode=document&site=sports&os=android&pageContext=%257B%2522ctopid%2522%253A%25221542500%253B1480989%253B1481489%2522%252C%2522hashtag%2522%253A%25221542500%253B1480989%253B1481489%2522%252C%2522wiki_topics%2522%253A%2522Lion%253BExploration_diamond_drilling%2522%252C%2522lmsid%2522%253A%2522a0V0W00000HOPDcUAP%2522%252C%2522revsp%2522%253A%2522newsfile_64%2522%252C%2522lpstaid%2522%253A%252290214f74-cd87-30c8-9d72-a6dbadcf0260%2522%252C%2522pageContentType%2522%253A%2522story%2522%257D

Results of the ongoing infill drill program to date are summarized below in Table 1. Highlighted in blue on Table 1 are specific drill intercepts that are outside of the mineralized lodes that make up the existing resource model. Each of these additional intercepts has the potential to add width, grade, and continuity to the resource in this portion of the Tuvatu orebody.

Lion One CEO Walter Berukoff, stated “We are confident that the high-grade intercepts indicated by our infill programs and the increased drilling density will lead to a more robust resource model overall with higher localized grades earlier in the production schedule at Tuvatu. Furthermore, when considering the substantially higher grade near-surface infill results reported here, along with the continuing success of the deep drilling program, this underscores the significance of Tuvatu as a potentially multi-million ounce, world-class high-grade Au producer. As we expand our drilling fleet to eight rigs and our laboratory capacity to 12,000 samples per month, we are well positioned to continue securing impressive results from all three tiers of our exploration strategy: from ongoing near-surface infill drilling; from extensions of deep high-grade feeder targets at Tuvatu; and from our pipeline of regional targets in the surrounding Navilawa caldera”.

Since the start of Phase 2 infill drill program in February 2022, Lion One has to date completed approximately 3,700m out of a planned 8,000m of infill drilling. This news release reports the results from approximately 2,375m of drilling, equivalent to approximately 30% of the planned program.

Infill Drilling Program

Two phases of infill drilling have been planned at Tuvatu with the aim of infilling areas within the current resource and thus augmenting the data density, to further improve the resolution of the geological model in portions of the deposit scheduled for earliest production. Phase 1 infill drilling was completed over Zone 2 (Figure 1A) in mid-February 2022, adding over 8,400m of new drill data, including 7,475m of new drilling and 955m of sampling of previously unsampled historic drill core (see Feb. 23, 2022 News Release).

This release presents final assay data from the initial 11 drill holes completed as part of the Phase 2 infill program, which is planned for approximately 8000m of diamond drilling from surface and underground, and is aimed at upgrading the resource database in Zone 5 of the Tuvatu orebody (Figure 1). The program as planned includes 30 holes totalling 5,400m carried out from 4 separate drill stations at surface, and 34 holes totalling 2,600m carried out from 6 underground drill stations. Phase 2 infill drill program began February 17, 2022 with drill hole TUDDH-577, and is expected to require 5-6 months of drilling using three rigs (two from surface and one from underground) to complete.

The results from the initial approximately 2,375m of drilling in Zone 5 (Figure 2), representing approximately 30% of the planned program total, indicate consistent high-grade to locally bonanza-grade Au mineralization for known mineralized lodes in this portion of the current resource (Table 1). Additionally, the results from the initial 30% of the Phase 2 infill program indicates significant new high-grade mineralization not previously known to occur prior to this program, and therefore not included in the current resource statement.

Overall, results to date suggest higher-than-expected continuity and widths of mineralization, locally at grades above the calculated average grade of the deposit. Indeed, the Phase 2 infill program is confirming, and in certain instances, extending previously modelled lodes in this part of the resource. Intercepts of exceptionally high-grades (e.g. 584.07 g/t Au in TUDDH-586) are in line with bonanza results documented from several intercepts from the previously completed Phase 1 infill drill program, providing further support to the expectation of an overall increase in average grades of the lodes scheduled for earliest phases of mining.

Numerous mineralized intervals, including the 584.07 g/t Au bonanza-grade intercept in hole TUDDH-586 as well as 43.34 g/t Au over 0.30m from 187.7-188.0m in hole TUDDH-580, occur fully outside of existing modelled lodes (Table 1, highlighted), adding to our understanding of the lode geometry, as well as to the overall inventory of high-grade mineralization slated for early production at Tuvatu.

As per the Phase 1 infill program, numerous strategically located historic holes have also been identified for resampling, the results of which will be reported in future news releases.

Figure 1: A) Oblique view looking N060° and down 17° showing the current conceptual mine plan ore panels (gold) highlighting the location of Zone 2 and Zone 5, the exploration decline (yellow) and the planned Zone 5 infill drilling program (blue). The planned drilling consists of 4 surface and 6 underground drill stations. B) Oblique view looking N060° and down 40° showing the UR1 to UR5, URW1A, URW1C, and URW3 lodes (transparent gray), exploration decline (yellow) and the planned Zone 5 infill drilling program (blue).

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Figure 2: Composite vertical section looking N through Zone 5 at Tuvatu, showing the UR1 to UR5, URW1A, URW2A, and URW3 lodes (blue labels) and the trace of the infill drilling reported in this release (yellow traces). Solid lines are in the section, dotted lines are projected to this section.

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Table 1: Drilling intervals returning >0.5 g/t Au (intervals > 3.0 g/t Au cutoff are shown in red, and intervals >9.0 g/t Au or longer than 1.2m are bolded). Intercepts that are outside of the current geological model are highlighted in light blue.

Hole IDFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Grade (g/t Au)
TUDDH-5777.28.10.91.25
59.160.31.21.13
100.8101.40.60.86
118.8120.92.118.77
including118.8120.31.526.07
127.5127.80.316.30
135.6136.20.61.09
138.6138.90.324.66
182.2182.80.60.65
TUDDH-57845.445.70.30.72
55.958.62.711.95
including55.956.50.635.91
and58.058.30.322.39
64.365.20.90.58
82.382.90.60.77
100.6101.50.91.39
TUDDH-57922.022.30.30.73
126.1126.40.32.43
129.7131.82.10.94
135.1135.40.313.56
140.5142.31.82.88
including140.5140.80.311.62
and142.0142.30.35.2
161.2163.62.41.78
TUDDH-5808.09.21.24.53
46.747.30.61.67
81.882.40.60.78
83.685.11.51.48
153.5154.71.211.18
including153.5153.80.340.05
157.7158.60.90.66
159.5159.80.30.66
165.2167.01.81.11
including166.7167.00.35.01
173.6173.90.30.76
187.4188.00.624.72
including187.4187.70.36.12
including187.7188.00.343.34
192.8196.43.61.88
including193.1193.40.311.17
including194.6194.90.34.11
TUDDH-58120.921.20.34.12
81.882.40.60.76
100.4101.00.61.56
106.4107.00.60.82
168.5170.01.54.41
including168.5168.80.38.27
and168.8170.01.23.25
179.3182.02.71.32
186.8187.10.30.54
206.6206.90.33.07
208.4209.91.51.91
212.3213.20.90.69
226.1227.91.82.39
including227.0227.30.37.48
249.8250.70.91.38
251.9252.20.32.38
307.4308.91.51.55
TUDDH-58247.648.50.93.21
91.893.61.83.81
including92.493.61.25.22
99.3102.02.73.33
including99.3100.20.95.77
TUDDH-5837.58.10.62.26
46.547.10.61.02
72.072.30.31.48
87.388.51.20.69
96.396.90.62.68
114.0114.30.31.62
121.5122.71.21.48
126.9128.71.81.93
including128.4128.70.34.39
132.0132.30.325.32
137.4137.70.30.66
138.9140.11.23.11
including138.9139.20.37.12
241.2241.50.31.48
TUDDH-5869.311.11.84.28
including10.211.10.97.91
63.664.20.60.53
67.868.40.61.8
84.684.90.35.95
98.198.40.32.95
104.7105.91.218.47
116.7117.30.60.55
122.1122.70.6292.69
including122.4122.70.3584.07
127.5127.80.31.68
129.3129.90.610.74
133.2133.80.63.41
141.6143.72.11.75
including142.5142.80.37.33
238.5241.22.70.95
TUDDH-58717.217.50.30.69
62.863.40.61.11
76.676.90.31.57
89.589.80.30.59
103.6103.90.32.34
146.2146.50.34.43
159.1160.91.81.66
232.9233.50.66.43
including232.9233.20.311.40
234.7235.91.24.27
including235235.60.65.42
237.4238.61.28.89
TUG-13917.818.10.31.42
22.022.30.30.82
26.526.80.31.47
28.929.20.31.42
31.031.30.30.75
48.749.60.91.49
54.459.24.84.20
including54.755.00.35.91
and55.055.30.312.60
and55.655.90.37.27
and55.956.20.35.70
and57.157.40.315.09
70.972.11.225.23
including70.971.20.38.96
and71.271.50.38.32
and71.571.80.35.00
and71.872.10.378.02
82.382.60.32.78
91.691.90.31.66
95.595.80.31.84
TUG-14220.420.70.31.15
29.429.70.31.49
31.236.35.10.65
41.4420.61.88
45.345.60.30.69
61.363.72.43.55
including62.563.10.68.14
additional results pending

Table 2: Survey details of diamond drill holes referenced in this release

Hole NoCoordinates (Fiji map grid)RLfinal depthdipazimuth
NEm(TN)
TUDDH-57739204351876442314.0197.9-39268
TUDDH-57839205201876513348.6150.3-59267
TUDDH-57939204351876513348.6239.0-49269
TUDDH-58039204351876513348.6284.9-60265
TUDDH-58139204351876513348.6311.6-70265
TUDDH-58239204351876442314.0120.2-49267
TUDDH-58339204351876513348.6303.2-44289
TUDDH-58639204351876513348.6302.3-55289
TUDDH-58739204351876513348.6256.8-63289
TUG-13939204801876411103.1123.3+13091
TUG-14239204801876411103.185.8-30090

Qualified Person

In accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”), Sergio Cattalani, P.Geo, Senior Vice President Exploration, is the Qualified Person for the Company and has reviewed and is responsible for the technical and scientific content of this news release.

QAQC Procedures

Lion One adheres to rigorous QAQC procedures above and beyond basic regulatory guidelines in conducting its sampling, drilling, testing, and analyses. The Company utilizes its own fleet of diamond drill rigs, using PQ, HQ and NQ sized drill core rods. Drill core is logged and split by Lion One personnel on site. Samples are delivered to and analysed at the Company’s geochemical and metallurgical laboratory in Fiji. Duplicates of all samples with grades above 0.5 g/t Au are both re-assayed at Lion One’s lab and delivered to ALS Global Laboratories in Australia (ALS) for check assay determinations. All samples for all high-grade intercepts are sent to ALS for check assays. All samples are pulverized to 80% passing through 75 microns. Gold analysis is carried out using fire assay with an AA finish. Samples that have returned grades greater than 10.00 g/t Au are then re-analysed by gravimetric method. For samples that return greater than 0.50 g/t Au, repeat fire assay runs are carried out and repeated until a result is obtained that is within 10% of the original fire assay run. For samples with multiple fire assay runs, the average of duplicate runs is presented. Lion One’s laboratory can also assay for a range of 71 other elements through Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES), but currently focuses on a suite of 9 important pathfinder elements. All duplicate anomalous samples are sent to ALS labs in Townsville QLD and are analysed by the same methods (Au-AA26, and Au-GRA22 where applicable). ALS also analyses for 33 pathfinder elements by HF-HNO3-HClO4 acid digestion, HCl leach and ICP-AES (method ME-ICP61).

About Lion One Metals Limited

Lion One’s flagship asset is 100% owned, fully permitted high grade Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project, located on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. Lion One envisions a low-cost high-grade underground gold mining operation at Tuvatu coupled with exciting exploration upside inside its tenements covering the entire Navilawa Caldera, an underexplored yet highly prospective 7km diameter alkaline gold system. Lion One’s CEO Walter Berukoff leads an experienced team of explorers and mine builders and has owned or operated over 20 mines in 7 countries. As the founder and former CEO of Miramar Mines, Northern Orion, and La Mancha Resources, Walter is credited with building over $3 billion of value for shareholders.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of
Lion One Metals Limited
Walter Berukoff
Chairman and CEO

For further information
Contact Investor Relations
Toll Free (North America) Tel: 1-855-805-1250
Email: info@liononemetals.com
Website: www.liononemetals.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider 
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This press release may contain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward looking information. Generally, forward-looking information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. This forward-looking information reflects Lion One Metals Limited’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Lion One Metals Limited and on assumptions Lion One Metals Limited believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, the actual results of exploration projects being equivalent to or better than estimated results in technical reports, assessment reports, and other geological reports or prior exploration results. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Lion One Metals Limited or its subsidiaries to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: the stage development of Lion One Metals Limited, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of current research and development or operational activities; competition; uncertainty as to patent applications and intellectual property rights; product liability and lack of insurance; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; changes in legislation, including environmental legislation, affecting mining, timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; not realizing on the potential benefits of technology; conclusions of economic evaluations; and lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals. Although Lion One Metals Limited has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Lion One Metals Limited does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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Lion One Reports Additional High Grade Intercepts, Completes Phase 1 Infill Drill Program at Tuvatu, Fiji

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – February 23, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is very pleased to announce additional results from its recently completed Phase 1 infill drill program on the Zone 2 portion of the Tuvatu high-grade alkaline Au deposit located on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. The infill program began in June, 2021 and was completed last week with the termination of hole TUDDH576, bringing the total drilled to 7475.2m and total drill core resampled to 955.4m, for a program total of 8430.6m.

 7475m of drilling completed in 42 holes and 955m of resampling of 28 historic drillholes as part of Phase 1 infill program

Top Intercepts from Latest Infill Drilling Include

77.11 g/t Au over 3.90m from 30.8-34.7m, inc. 162.22 g/t Au over 1.8m from TUDDH 571
12.56 g/t Au over 7.80m from 87.1-94.9m, inc. 54.43 g/t Au over 1.2m from TUDDH 572
16.08 g/t Au over 7.80m from 30.1-37.9m, inc. 62.22 g/t Au over 1.8m from TUDDH 573
15.10 g/t Au over 3.60m
 from 121.1-124.7m, inc. 95.06 g/t Au over 0.3m from TUDDH 575

Infill Drilling Program

The consistent bonanza-grade results from many of the drill holes that are part of the Phase 1 infill drill program continue to suggest higher-than-expected continuity of high-grade mineralization as well as higher absolute grades between modelled lodes (Figure 1, Table 1). Analysis of historic drill core material to eliminate sample gaps in areas where the current resource model lacked adequate data density has also yielded positive results, and in several instances, gold grades well above the resource average (Table 2). These factors should result in additional ounces in the portion of the deposit earmarked for earliest production. The re-modelling of Zone 2 lodes will begin as soon as all new data has been received and compiled and all holes have been properly surveyed.

The next (Phase 2) infill program planned for ~5000m of diamond drilling from surface and ~2500m of grade control diamond drilling from underground is aimed at upgrading the resource database in Zone 5 which is scheduled for production within the initial 3 years of operation. This second infill drill program began February 17, 2022 with drill hole TUDDH577, and is expected to require 5-6 months of drilling using three rigs (two from surface and one from underground) to complete.

Highlights from Latest Phase 1 Infill Drilling Results

TUDDH570

  • 16.13 g/t Au over 0.5m from 132.1-132.6m
  • 39.36 g/t Au over 0.3m from 142.0-142.3m
  • 8.99 g/t Au over 3.6m from 154.0-157.6m, including

11.79 g/t Au over 0.9m from 155.2-156.1m,

30.28 g/t Au over 0.6m from 157.0-157.6m,

TUDDH571

  • 77.11 g/t Au over 3.90m from 30.8-34.7m, including

162.22 g/t Au over 1.8m from 30.8-32.6m, which includes

179.0 g/t Au over 0.3m from 30.8-31.1, and

61.86 g/t Au over 0.3m from 31.1-31.4m, and

210.3 g/t Au over 0.3m from 31.4-31.7m, and

190.0 g/t Au over 0.3m from 31.7-32.0m, and

261.0 g/t Au over 0.3m from 32.0-32.3m, and

71.13 g/t Au over 0.3m from 32.3-32.6m, and including

16.96 g/t Au over 0.3m from 34.4-34.7m

TUDDH572

  • 12.56 g/t Au over 7.80m from 87.1-94.9m, including

54.43 g/t Au over 1.2m from 87.1-88.3m, which includes

19.67 g/t Au over 0.3m from 87.1-87.4m, and also includes

196.0 g/t Au over 0.3m from 88.0-88.3m, and also includes

16.04 g/t Au over 1.5m from 89.8-91.3m, which includes

34.92 g/t Au over 0.6m from 89.8-90.4m

  • 26.19 g/t Au over 0.6m from 105.1-105.7m, including

21.39 g/t Au over 0.3m from 105.1-105.4m, and

30.97 g/t au over 0.3m from 105.4-105.7m

TUDDH573

  • 9.98 g/t Au over 1.60m from 27.5-29.1m, including

16.54 g/t Au over 0.9m from 27.5-28.4m, which includes

31.58 g/t Au over 0.3m from 27.8-28.1m

  • 16.08 g/t Au over 7.80m from 30.1-37.9m, including

62.22 g/t Au over 1.8m from 35.5-37.3m, which includes

89.02 g/t Au over 0.3m from 35.5-35.8m, and

52.18 g/t Au over 0.3m from 35.8-36.1m, and

201.0 g/t Au over 0.3m from 36.1-36.4m

  • 10.70 g/t Au over 0.6m from 269.9-270.5m, including

15.41 g/t Au over 0.3m from 269.9-270.2m

TUDDH574

  • 11.19 g/t Au over 0.3m from 81.2-81.5m
  • 29.53 g/t Au over 0.9m from 106.1-107.0m, including

21.11 g/t Au over 0.3m from 106.1-106.4m, and

33.74 g/t Au over 0.6m from 106.4-107.0m

TUDDH575

  • 12.07 g/t Au over 0.3m from 77.3-77.6m
  • 16.11 g/t Au over 0.6m from 109.7-110.3m, including

26.24 g/t Au over 0.3m from 110.0-110.3m

  • 5.99 g/t Au over 10.50m from 114.2-124.7m, including

18.53 g/t Au over 1.80m from 119.6-121.4m, and

15.10 g/t Au over 3.60m from 121.1-124.7m, which include

95.06 g/t Au over 0.3m from 121.1-121.4m, and

55.71 g/t Au over 0.3m from 124.4-124.7m


Figure1: 
Schematic vertical section showing selected infill drilling, Tuvatu. Some of the drillholes shown are off section (e.g. TUDDH571 is N of section, and TUDDH 568 is S of section) and are projected onto the section for clarity.

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Table 1: Drilling Intervals >0.5 g/t Au Reported (intervals > 3.0 g/t Au cutoff and wider than 2.0m are bolded)

Hole IDFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Grade (g/t Au)
TUDDH-56762.965.82.92.13
including64.164.40.37.85
67.067.60.60.5
69.470.00.61.49
72.172.80.72.25
78.378.60.30.76
79.984.84.91.59
including83.583.80.35.03
88.192.24.10.89
93.497.33.90.62
103.1103.70.61.13
106.1107.31.22.32
110.0112.52.56.09
including111.9112.50.621.28
115.3116.20.95.43
136.1137.31.22.87
TUDDH-568no significant results
TUDDH-56958.359.20.96.12
including58.859.20.48.9
78.478.70.31.78
82.082.60.60.93
93.193.70.66.79
101.8103.01.20.96
105.4106.91.50.82
132.4134.42.03.64
including133.61340.415.78
155.9156.30.41.32
TUDDH-57033.535.21.71.71
39.740.40.712.78
41.642.20.62.53
46.049.93.91.41
53.556.42.90.89
60.360.90.60.95
65.466.00.61
72.773.30.63.51
84.484.70.33.29
88.190.52.40.72
91.795.84.11.35
99.399.60.30.68
102.6104.41.81.21
107.0114.77.74.09
including110.1110.80.715.96
including111.1111.70.66.87
also including113.8114.70.96.26
115.91171.13.41
118.8121.32.54.8
including118.8119.10.813.17
which also includes119.1119.60.515.87
130.0132.62.66.4
including130.0130.90.99.3
including132.1132.60.516.13
135.6136.50.90.86
137.7143.55.83.13
including142.0142.30.339.36
147.5149.31.80.77
151.4152.30.92.62
including151.4151.70.35.54
154.0157.63.68.99
including154.0154.30.37.3
and including155.2156.10.911.79
which also includes157.0157.60.630.28
161.5163.62.14.38
including161.5162.10.67.49
including162.7163.00.39.59
165.1166.31.21.44
TUDDH-57130.834.73.977.11
including30.832.61.8162.22
including30.831.10.3179.0
including31.131.40.361.86
including31.431.70.3210.3
including31.732.00.3190.0
including32.032.30.3261.0
including32.332.60.371.13
including34.434.70.316.96
75.576.10.60.64
TUDDH-57229.830.40.60.85
35.536.10.65.1
37.342.45.10.58
44.247.234.94
including44.245.41.28.04
which includes44.244.50.320.4
48.449.61.20.61
63.463.70.32.75
66.167.31.20.55
73.675.41.81.13
82.683.20.65.66
including82.682.90.37.85
85.085.30.36.78
87.194.97.812.56
including87.188.31.254.43
which includes87.187.40.319.67
and88.088.30.3196.0
and also includes89.891.31.516.04
which includes89.890.40.634.92
103.3106.63.35.86
including105.1105.70.626.18
which includes105.1105.40.321.39
and includes105.4105.70.330.97
121.9122.20.30.51
128.2128.50.30.5
TUDDH-5737.48.30.90.7
10.210.50.32.44
12.616.553.950.62
23.023.30.30.52
27.529.11.69.98
including27.528.40.916.54
which also includes27.828.10.331.58
30.137.97.816.08
including35.537.31.862.22
including35.535.80.389.02
including35.836.10.352.18
which also includes36.136.40.3201.0
41.543.01.55.05
including41.541.80.38.86
51.7520.32.14
58.759.91.21.62
185.3185.60.36.68
205.4206.91.54.06
including206.6206.90.39.2
216.5217.40.90.8
225.5225.80.36.34
249.0249.30.32.06
269.9271.71.84.23
including269.9270.50.610.7
which includes269.9270.20.315.41
TUDDH-57423.324.20.90.58
41.043.72.71.66
49.150.61.52.62
59.359.60.31.33
70.171.31.22.78
81.281.50.311.19
92.993.20.33.69
106.1107.00.929.53
including106.1106.40.321.11
and106.4107.00.633.74
TUDDH-57532.332.60.30.66
33.834.10.30.76
41.944.32.41.29
including41.942.20.34.74
and42.543.10.60.56
and43.443.70.30.62
and44.044.30.30.75
46.447.00.60.68
48.248.50.30.55
66.567.10.60.53
77.079.12.12.18
including77.077.30.30.57
and77.377.60.312.07
78.578.80.31.00
78.879.10.30.83
83.683.90.33.30
85.186.31.21.63
90.290.50.31.19
99.299.80.60.79
106.1107.00.93.42
including106.1106.40.34.08
and106.4106.70.31.93
and106.7107.00.34.24
109.1110.31.28.39
including109.1109.40.30.54
and109.4109.70.30.79
and109.7110.00.35.97
and110.0110.30.326.24
114.2124.710.55.98
including114.2114.50.31.32
and115.4115.70.34.35
and116.0116.30.30.50
and117.2117.50.31.08
and117.5117.80.33.30
and118.7119.00.30.52
and119.6121.41.818.53
which includes119.6119.90.36.94
and includes119.9120.20.34.59
and includes120.2120.50.34.45
and includes121.1121.40.395.06
or121.1124.73.615.1
which includes121.1121.40.395.06
and includes121.7122.00.30.57
and includes122.0123.21.22.77
and includes123.2123.50.33.05
and includes123.5123.80.30.73
and includes123.8124.40.67.47
and includes124.4124.70.355.71
129.5131.31.81.21
including129.5130.10.62.81
and131.0131.30.30.67
132.5132.80.34.97
135.5135.80.30.93
137.6137.90.31.41
143.3144.51.21.59
including143.3143.60.31.05
and143.6144.20.61.97
and144.2144.50.31.35
162.2162.50.31.45
TUDDH-57622.923.50.61.49
25.025.60.60.63
29.229.50.31.1
36.738.51.88.25
including36.737.00.32.60
and37.037.60.60.56
and37.638.50.915.26
39.740.00.30.57
43.044.21.20.77
including43.043.60.60.55
and43.644.20.60.98

Table 2: Summary of results from selected sample gap intervals from historic drill core

Hole IDFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Grade (g/t Au)
TUDDH-212448.1448.40.301.25
TUDDH-22552.7053.350.3514.10
54.2554.850.601.06
89.089.60.600.71
91.192.00.9010.98
94.394.60.303.22
102.0103.41.400.68
TUDDH-35660.0560.350.300.61
72.272.50.304.21
77.677.90.300.53
81.582.260.761.81
TUDDH-36284.8185.110.300.56
85.4185.710.300.69
85.7186.010.301.47
86.3186.610.3074.58
86.9187.40.490.53
TUDDH-40843.2343.740.510.54
44.6545.250.601.28
79.2779.870.602.21
79.8780.470.601.80
TUDDH-41073.273.80.603.38
118.2118.80.601.81
TUDDH-525466.6466.90.300.95
TUDDH-539131.1131.70.606.88
TUDDH-54062.9363.230.304.22
64.664.90.300.61
64.965.20.303.87
69.870.40.602.20
77.377.60.300.97
90.791.00.304.11

Table 3: Survey details of diamond drill holes referenced in this release

Hole NoCoordinates (Fiji map grid)RLfinal depthdipazimuth
NEm(TN)
TUDDH56739207791876395219.9183.8-40255
TUDDH56839206861876364255.1112.9-75258
TUDDH56939207791876396219.9191.7-69252
TUDDH57039207801876396220.0233.3-44270
TUDDH57139209321876510236.1847.6-62147
TUDDH57239207791876396219.9203.5-60270
TUDDH57339207961876351209.7779.2-66131
TUDDH57439207791876396219.9182.6-70270
TUDDH57539207791876396219.9164.3-47285
TUDDH57639207791876396219.9200.5-60285
TUDDH57739204351876513348.0in progress-40270
TUDDH-21239206641876757281.3600.5-58245
TUDDH-22539207371876336222.8300.3-60330
TUDDH-35639207601876260205.5112.9-61010
TUDDH-36239207751876303219.6132.0-65360
TUDDH-40839207671876337225.0140.6-70330
TUDDH-41039207311876309228.9143.6-65340
TUDDH-52539207961876351209.4350.6-57123
TUDDH-53939207331876297225.1186.2-72004
TUDDH-54039207331876297225.1168.2-60001

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The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed, prepared, and approved by Mr. Sergio Cattalani, P. Geo, who is a qualified person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI-43-101).

About Tuvatu

The Tuvatu gold deposit is located on the island of Viti Levu in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji. The mineral resource for Tuvatu as disclosed in the technical report “Tuvatu Gold Project PEA”, dated June 1, 2015, and prepared by Mining Associates Pty Ltd of Brisbane Qld, and subsequently updated in January 2018 as disclosed in the technical report and PEA by Tetra Tech “Technical Report and Preliminary Economic Assessment Update for the Tuvatu Gold Project, The Republic of Fiji” dated September 2020, comprises 1,007,000 tonnes Indicated at 8.48 g/t Au (274,600 oz. Au) and 1,325,000 tonnes inferred at 9.0 g/t Au (384,000 oz. Au) at a cut-off grade of 3.0 g/t Au. The technical report is available on the Lion One website at www.liononemetals.com and on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

About Lion One Metals Limited

Lion One’s flagship asset is 100% owned, fully permitted high grade Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project, located on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. Lion One envisions a low-cost high-grade underground gold mining operation at Tuvatu coupled with exciting exploration upside inside its tenements covering the entire Navilawa caldera, an underexplored yet highly prospective 7km diameter volcanic edifice of alkaline affinity. Lion One’s CEO Walter Berukoff leads an experienced team of explorers and mine builders and has owned or operated over 20 mines in 7 countries. As the founder and former CEO of Miramar Mines, Northern Orion, and La Mancha Resources, Walter is credited with building over $3 billion of value for shareholders.

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Lion One Reports Additional High Grade Results from Ongoing Infill Drill Program Including 359.8 g/t Au Over 1.8m Including 1616.0 g/t Au Over 0.4m, And 294.5 g/t Au Over 0.3m From near Surface at Tuvatu, Fiji

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – January 25, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce additional results from the infill drill program undertaken in the near-surface portion of the Tuvatu deposit. This program was designed to further strengthen the database in the portion of the deposit earmarked for earliest production, from the Company’s 100% owned Tuvatu alkaline gold project in Fiji.

– ~6735m of drilling completed in 38 holes since the start of infill program (~85% of the proposed program completed)

Highlights from near-surface infill drilling include:

TUDDH555

  • 126.62 g/t Au over 0.70m from 133.00-133.70m, including

294.50 g/t Au over 0.30m from 133.40-133.70;

  • 8.25 g/t Au over 2.90m from 137.60-140.50m, including

28.67 g/t Au over 0.60m from 139.10-139.70m,
15.72 g/t Au over 0.30m from 139.40-139.70m,

  • 9.31 g/t Au over 1.70m from 145.00-146.70m, including

31.63 g/t Au over 0.40m from 145.90-146.30m

TUDDH557

  • 17.60 g/t Au over 5.0m from 113.80-118.80m, including

125.50 g/t Au over 0.60m from 115.3-115.9m

  • 35.63 g/t Au over 0.30m from 150.40-150.70m

TUDDH559

  • 14.21 g/t Au over 1.20m from 119.8-121.0m;
  • 6.23 g/t Au over 3.7m from 142.50-146.20, including

22.44 g/t Au over 0.60m from 143.1-143.7m, and
14.48 g/t Au over 0.30m from 145.6-145.9m

TUDDH562

  • 111.40 g/t Au over 0.40 from 164.7-165.1m (Figure 3B, 3C in previous press release)

TUDDH563

  • 20.41 g/t Au over 0.30 from 13.66-13.96m (Figure 3A in previous press release)
  • 63.26 g/t Au over 0.30 from 52.49-52.79m
  • 68.50 g/t Au over 0.30 from 164.55-164.85m

TUDDH565

  • 35.64 g/t Au over 0.40m from 63.8-64.2m
  • 359.76 g/t Au over 1.80m from 70.8-72.6m, including

1616.0 g/t Au over 0.40m from 71.1-71.5m (Figures 3-4, this release)

  • 13.34 g/t Au over 1.70m from 92.9-94.6m, including

42.09 g/t Au over 0.40m from 93.3-93.7m

  • 4.28 g/t Au over 5.10m from 117.3-122.4m
  • 10.03 g/t Au over 0.60m from 141.9-142.5m, including

17.75 g/t Au over 0.30m from 142.2-142.5m

  • 18.61 g/t Au over 0.70m from 154.8-155.5m

TUG136

  • 16.19 g/t Au over 0.60m from 75.7-76.3m, including

30.97 g/t Au over 0.30m from 76.0-76.3m

  • 4.71 g/t Au over 4.20m from 77.9-82.1m, including

10.76 g/t Au over 0.30m from 77.9-78.2, and
12.62 g/t Au over 0.6 from 78.5-79.1m

TUG137

  • 16.44 g/t Au over 4.20m from 106.4-110.6m, including

26.11 g/t Au over 0.60m from 107.6-108.2m, and

22.80 g/t Au over 2.10m from 108.5-110.6m, which includes

45.35 g/t Au over 0.30m from 109.4-109.7m, and
37.40 g/t Au over 0.30m from 110.0-110.3m

Infill Drilling Program
Multiple bonanza-grade intercepts have been returned from the ongoing near-surface infill/definition drill program which is aimed at a thorough re-appraisal of the database in portions of the resource earmarked for earliest production. The current ~8000m infill drill program was initiated in June of 2021 with the aim of infilling areas of low data density within parts of the resource currently categorized as Inferred. To date, a total of ~6735m of diamond drilling over 38 holes have been completed, with ~15% of the proposed program remaining. Final results are here reported from a total of 10 holes, 7 of which were drilled specifically as part of the infill program (TUDDH555-562, 565) and three of which were drilled as part of the deep program testing the 500 Zone, but which intersected high grade mineralization in the near-surface (TUDDH563, TUG136, 137). Figures 1-3 illustrate schematically the location of drill holes reported here, and mineralized intervals relative to modelled lodes.

The exceptional grades returned from hole TUDDH565 at a downhole depth of ~71.2m, of 1616.0 g/t Au corresponds to a complex vein of centimetric width at low to moderate angle to core axis, consisting of coarse, subhedral honey sphalerite, fine skeletal marcasite and coarse visible gold in a groundmass of amorphous gray quartz. The vein also contained coarse vugs lined by clear crustiform euhedral quartz crystals and abundant delicate wire native gold. Figures 4 and 5 show some of the coarse visible gold intersected at this interval as well as other mineralogical characteristics. A complete set of results for all near-surface drill intersections reported here is included as Table 1; drill hole parameters are included as Table 2. Results from deeper drill intersections will be reported in a subsequent news release.

The Company is currently undertaking two tiers of drilling: 1) the completion of shallow resource infill drilling from surface and underground, 2) deep exploration drilling from surface and underground targeting lode extensions and additional feeders under the Tuvatu resource. Regional drill programs requiring access to remote parts of the Navilawa caldera has been interrupted during the wet season, but will resume in early 2022.

Sergio Cattalani, Lion One’s Senior Vice President Exploration, commented, “Exceptionally high grade mineralization has been defined in the near-surface portion of the deposit. High grade mineralization is showing to be more consistent and appears to form wider zones with good continuity than what had been previously modelled. I am increasingly confident that once underground mining is underway, the average head grade of the ore earmarked for early production will be higher than previously modelled. The additional data generated by the infill drilling and resampling programs currently underway are indicating that portions of the orebody return higher grades over multiples of minimum mining widths that are not defined by the current resource model.

Our objective remains clear: to work toward a near-term modest production start, concomitant with an aggressive exploration program aimed at the continued expansion of bonanza-grade resources both near-surface and along defined feeder conduits at greater depths, for the eventual scaled-up development of a larger and more valuable resource.



Figure 1:Left) schematic cross-section across the northern part of Tuvatu showing the location of some infill drill holes, with selected results. Right) Plan view of Tuvatu orebody as a block model, showing the trace of the Tuvatu decline and the location of the vertical section on the left. The different colors represent ore blocks of different grade forming the various lodes. Note that many of the mineralized intervals do not correspond with the previously modelled lodes, suggesting the possibility of previously unrecognized mineralization.

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Figures 2, 3:Left) schematic cross-sections across the northern part of Tuvatu showing the location and selected results from some of the drill holes reported here. Right) Plan view of Tuvatu orebody as a block model, showing the trace of the Tuvatu decline and the location of the vertical section on the left. The different colors represent ore blocks of different grade forming the various lodes.

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Figures 2, 3:Left) schematic cross-sections across the northern part of Tuvatu showing the location and selected results from some of the drill holes reported here. Right) Plan view of Tuvatu orebody as a block model, showing the trace of the Tuvatu decline and the location of the vertical section on the left. The different colors represent ore blocks of different grade forming the various lodes.

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Table 1: Drilling Intervals Reported (intervals greater than 3.0 g/t Au cutoff and wider than 2.0m are bolded)

Drill HoleFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Au (g/t)
TUDDH-225 (resampled)52.753.71.09.62
including52.753.40.714.1
TUDDH-408 (resampled)83.785.726.12
including83.784.30.614.2
TUDDH-5552424.90.90.67
118118.90.91.41
133133.70.7126.62
including133.4133.70.3294.5
137.6140.52.98.25
including137.61380.412.93
and139.1139.70.628.67
which includes139.1139.40.341.61
and139.4139.70.315.72
141.8143.11.38.56
including141.8142.20.412.34
and142.5143.10.68.81
145146.71.79.31
including145.9146.30.431.63
150.8151.30.50.63
TUDDH-556124125.21.23.23
127.3127.90.60.9
147147.40.40.59
173.41740.61.54
176.71770.32.46
TUDDH-557102.7104.21.51.02
105.7112.66.93.89
including108108.60.626.56
113.8118.85.017.6
including115.3115.90.6125.5
including118.2118.80.69.69
133.6134.91.30.57
144.4144.80.42.6
150.4150.70.335.63
TUDDH-55922.622.90.34.39
101101.90.91.09
115.7116.60.91.18
119.8121.01.214.21
131.3131.60.35.78
135.9138.31.24.09
including137.7138.30.67.42
142.5146.23.76.23
including143.1143.70.622.44
and144.7145.000.39.34
and145.6145.90.314.48
155.4155.70.32.99
181.1181.70.65.38
TUDDH-56024.424.80.40.62
144.3144.70.41.44
TUDDH-56242.142.50.45.58
129.9130.30.43.88
132132.30.32.89
158.4158.80.43.7
164.7165.10.4111.4
166.7167.10.41.17
218.3218.60.31.37
TUDDH-56313.6613.960.320.41
14.8615.10.240.83
18.819.10.30.57
21.822.40.65.13
25.226.41.21.58
52.4952.790.363.26
58.158.50.46.48
125.25125.550.30.58
164.55164.850.368.5
300.15300.650.61.04
TUDDH-56545.546.10.60.86
52.854.31.50.52
56.457.61.22.84
59.161.52.41.73
63.864.20.435.64
66.667.81.20.59
70.872.61.8359.76
including71.171.50.41616.0
73.874.30.51.36
75.879.43.62.73
88.790.31.68.52
92.994.61.713.34
including93.393.70.442.09
99.5100.10.61.79
117.3122.45.14.28
including119.4120.00.67.22
139.5140.71.20.68
141.9142.50.610.03
including142.2142.50.317.75
152.4153.61.21.37
154.8155.50.718.61
TUG-1363.44.00.60.5
65.565.80.30.59
69.469.70.36.34
75.776.30.616.19
including7676.30.330.97
77.982.14.24.71
including77.978.20.310.76
and78.579.10.612.62
and80.680.90.36.57
and81.281.50.37.63
102102.30.31.89
103.6103.90.30.53
TUG-1375.05.70.700.5
29.330.00.702.32
106.4110.64.2016.44
including107.6108.20.6026.11
which includes107.6107.90.3040.65
and including108.5110.62.1022.8
which includes109.4109.70.3045.35
and also includes110110.30.3037.4
161.4161.70.301.43
169.3169.60.301.97

Table 2: Survey details of diamond drill holes referenced in this release not previously reported

Hole NoCoordinates (Fiji map grid)RLfinal depthdipazimuth
NEm(TN)
TUDDH5553920724.81876385.7237.0239.50-74274
TUDDH5563920725.31876384.4237.0182.30-48285
TUDDH5573920725.21876385.0237.1241.00-64284
TUDDH5593920724.81876385.7237.0188.70-75270
TUDDH5603920723.11876385.2237.0220.90-60240
TUDDH5623920723.31876385.5237.0244.20-70248
TUDDH5633920796.31876351.1209.7875.00-63121
TUDDH5653920779.01876396.0219.8200.50-59253
TUG1363920759.61876459.2139.1617.40-58151
TUG1373920759.01876459.0139.1686.70-68163
TUDDH2253920737.31876336.3222.8300.25-60330
TUDDH4083920767.21876336.5225140.6-65320



Figure 4:A) Photo of a portion of uncut drill core from TUDDH565, with a vuggy quartz vein of centimetric width at 71.20m depth. This 0.40m sample returned 1616 g/t Au. B) Close-up of a portion of the vein showing subhedral sphalerite, dendritic marcasite and coarse visible gold. C) Closer view of dendritic marcasite clusters suggesting rapid growth and conditions of supersaturation, in a groundmass of amorphous gray silica.

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Figure 5: Close-up views of crustiform to druzy euhedral quartz and visible wire gold that line the vugs in the TUDDH565 sample from Figure 3, above.

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Drilling and Assay Processes and Procedures
The Company is utilizing its own diamond drill rig, using PQ, HQ and ultimately NQ sized drill core rods. Drill core is logged by Company geologists and then is sawn in half and sampled by Lion One staff.

Samples are analyzed at the Company’s own geochemical laboratory in Fiji, whilst pulp duplicates of all samples with results >0.5g/t Au are re-assayed, as well as sent to ALS Global Laboratories in Australia for check assay determinations. All samples for all high-grade intercepts reported here are will be sent to ALS Global Laboratories for check assays shortly. All samples are pulverized to 80% passing through 75 microns. Gold analysis is carried out using fire assay with an AA finish. Samples that have returned grades greater than 10g/t Au are then re-analyzed by gravimetric method. For certain high-grade samples for which results for duplicate assay are within 10% of the initial results, the average of duplicate runs is presented. Lion One’s laboratory can also assay for a range of 71 other elements through Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES), but currently focuses on a suite of 9 important pathfinder elements. All duplicate anomalous samples sent to ALS Townsville, Queensland, Australia are analyzed by the same methods (Au-AA26, and also Au-GRA22 where applicable). ALS also analyze for 33 pathfinder elements by HF-HNO3-HClO4 acid digestion, HCl leach and ICP-AES. (method ME-ICP61).

Qualified Person
The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed, prepared, and approved by Mr. Sergio Cattalani, P. Geo, who is a qualified person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI-43-101).

About Tuvatu
The Tuvatu gold deposit is located on the island of Viti Levu in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji. The mineral resource for Tuvatu as disclosed in the technical report “Tuvatu Gold Project PEA”, dated June 1, 2015, and prepared by Mining Associates Pty Ltd of Brisbane Qld, and subsequently updated in January 2018 as disclosed in the technical report and PEA by Tetra Tech “Technical Report and Preliminary Economic Assessment Update for the Tuvatu Gold Project, The Republic of Fiji” dated September 2020, comprises 1,007,000 tonnes Indicated at 8.48 g/t Au (274,600 oz. Au) and 1,325,000 tonnes inferred at 9.0 g/t Au (384,000 oz. Au) at a cut-off grade of 3.0 g/t Au. The technical report is available on the Lion One website at www.liononemetals.com and on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

About Lion One Metals Limited
Lion One’s flagship asset is 100% owned, fully permitted high grade Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project, located on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. Lion One envisions a low-cost high-grade underground gold mining operation at Tuvatu coupled with exciting exploration upside inside its tenements covering the entire Navilawa caldera, an underexplored yet highly prospective 7km diameter volcanic edifice of alkaline affinity. Lion One’s CEO Walter Berukoff leads an experienced team of explorers and mine builders and has owned or operated over 20 mines in 7 countries. As the founder and former CEO of Miramar Mines, Northern Orion, and La Mancha Resources, Walter is credited with building over $3 billion of value for shareholders.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of
Lion One Metals Limited
Walter Berukoff
Chairman and CEO

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